Why the Internet is a house of cards

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By Kurt Kleiner in Toronto THE very thing that makes the Internet a robust system, capable of surviving lots of random damage, also makes it more susceptible to an intelligent attacker intent on bringing it down. According to a mathematical model published this week, if Internet nodes were to start failing at random, 18 per cent could disappear and most of the Internet would remain connected. But if an intelligent attacker targeted the most important nodes, the network would quickly break into isolated fragments and stop functioning. There are two major classes of networks: