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Free Write #64: Warfare

by on Mar.20, 2013, under Entertainment, Free Write, Writing

Welcome to Free Writing! Quick fiction written for entertainment purposes. This week we have another piece of flash fiction. We’re continuing the story from the last few weeks. So if you haven’t read the others, click here to see them all. Enjoy!

By Nojh Livic

Prime immediately felt the intrusion and shut down all external inputs, re-tasked all its processing to fighting the intrusion. It was vectoring on three different hyperbands. Each hyperband had a slightly different qualities. The three chosen by the attacker were the fastest. The attacker was obviously hoping to overwhelm Prime and it almost did. Had prime been having to actively interact in the physical world, it would have been at a sever disadvantage, however Prime had been working in an almost purely mental state for cycles. As Paul might at put it, Prime was fresh for the fight.

First game the probe attacks. Prime’s own internal processes were perhaps not atypical form a form of its species but no two form’s minds were the same. Probe attacks attempted to map a form’s internal processes and find a form’s core processes. Probe attacks the easy to defend against but also the most devastating if they succeeded. If an attacker knew your internal processes, then they could find exploits in your defenses, steal data, or worse of all, begin taking control of your core processes. If the attacker succeeded with its probe attacks, Prime could find itself literally fighting its own mind.

Human technology suffered from what they called viruses. Automated programs which manipulated systems in order to complete some kind of malicious intent, usually to gain access to or control a system. It was the most analogous thing to the other common form of attack Prime faced. Viral attacks typically attacked a form’s body, attempting to take control of internal systems. They were harder to defend against, far more insidious. Unlike probe attacks, they were powered with their own processing power and often the best attackers shared information between different viral attacks, making them adaptive so that no two viral attacks were the same. Anti-viral protection processes therefore had to be far more complicated and just as adaptive.

Millions of probe attacks and viral attacks swarmed through three different hyperbands, all vying to take control of Prime’s body and mind. (continue reading…)

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