A few years ago our very own James Arlen presented at Black Hat on the security risks of high-speed trading.

Today I read in The Verge:

Last week’s Federal Reserve announcement made big waves on Wall Street, sending markets skyrocketing and financial organizations scrambling to spread the news – but a new report raises concerns that some were spreading it faster than they should have. The high-speed trading experts at Nanex say they saw simultaneous reactions in both Washington D.C. and Chicago, when the news should have taken at least three milliseconds to travel the 600 miles from the Federal Reserve Building to the Chicago’s commodities exchanges.

I await Gunnar’s response, but it seems to me that ordinary people have little chance of surviving the markets as computers take over ‘our’ economy.