Comments on: Real-life spy thriller in cyberspace Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: gerry sandel Sat, 11 Apr 2009 23:01:45 +0000 But who is gonna program all the new Grand Theft Auto games if we deport everyone?

Maybe there is no such thing as a computer, you know?

By: Marc Fri, 10 Apr 2009 14:27:53 +0000 Cyberspace, cyberwar, “cyberliterature”… Can we get over the neologisms please? Of course important networked systems are a theatre for conflict – just like any infrastructure is (or cyberstructure as you, no doubt, prefer). Generals will keep their strategies, and journalists will keep spouting the technobabble.

“Ah, what an age we live in…” seriously, is that the only point of this article?

By: James Reginald Harris, Jr Fri, 10 Apr 2009 13:21:51 +0000 cyber-warfare is a poor choice of terms not appropriate to modern networked economies.

These efforts by potentially hostile intelligence networks which includes those with friendly diplomatic relations probe critical infrastructure, analyze weakness and sieze advantage through compromise of commercial and defense Intellectual Property and Communications to undermine commercial and defense systems, strategies and long-range development.

In this Commercial Espionage Networks have loyalty to only the Buck and serving their patron special interests and not those of the average American.

As we attempt to secure our borders, our easiest border to protect is our Electronic Border (“The one in your pocket or in front of you now”). The problem is that our Domestic Information Based Companies seek more Globally Open Access.

To implement GREATER domestic ENCRYPTION SECURITY against Hostile Intellilgence Networks and services might undermine the efforts of our domestic companies to advantage our open system in destruction of their smaller competitors. There is nothing easier than stealing a product idea and distribution to a Chinese company for manufacture. Happens every MINUTE.

The first thing the Chinese are short on is IDEAS and there is no better way to advance their economy than pilfering American Ingenuity but to stop them and other (friendly’s) we must first stop our own domestic Networked IP Criminals and the biggest is a PUBLIC COMPANY and their VC Partner.

In this regard, it appears non-coincidental that the FCC is now looking at our National Wireless, regulation in the commercial field is the first step in our enhanced national security which should be strongly biased to Property Security as opposed to Socialist and Communist countries, now fully penetrating our systems borders.

Communist infiltration (a scare in the 50s) is the reality of this generation and our lax behavior toward unreasonable domestic corporations looking to do business with our (friends), has compromised our long-range National Interests for a market-favorable quarterly report.

This is FACT.

China and our friends should BACK OFF or we should throw them out forcefully through deportations and sweeps of our domestic companies Foreign Labor Pool.

There is a line that can not be crossed, we need to teach Foreign Intel Networks and our domestic companies more forcefully where that line is. It is time that the internet-cloud be cleared and HARD BORDER be established.

Easy enough…

It is not cyber-warefare it is a constitutional compromise of our guaranty of democratic/capitalist government.

This is our country and we will defend it.

Stand on the Border.

By: Xenophon Wed, 08 Apr 2009 23:10:18 +0000 The U.S. already only recruits people for cyber warfare training. The Army’s school is in Texas and the Navy’s is at the graduate school at Ft. Ord. That’s not a secret by the way; there are more than a few instructors at SANS that have that in their bio and talk about the experience.

Too much of what goes on with this stuff has nothing to do with the actual existential risk, and a great deal to do with getting funding to continue idiotic activities at HomelandSec and any number of other government agencies. I fear ‘experts’ pushing product and services as a response to the ‘threat’ more than the actual attackers.

By: GSD Wed, 08 Apr 2009 23:09:38 +0000 No Govt doesn’t want to develop a community of home-bred hackers. 1337 are a little harder to control than govt workers (who in any country are less able) And you wouldn’t want to give that power to a small group of highly motivated non-conformist and non-materialist engineers.

Politicians and Capitalists should be thankful that logic underpins our creations, and that our products demand integrity on every level. Let’s hear that from the mouth of a politician or a CEO.

If the technically expert unionized, we would be the most powerful and moneyed professional body on earth. Then, according to those that use us for their profit and success, we would be terrorists and criminals. Rich ones – Just like them. The rich and powerful only like free market competition when it benefits them. Look around. RTFM.

By: Don Brooks Wed, 08 Apr 2009 14:33:09 +0000 It’s no different than any other type of warfare. Getting to know your enemies is rule #1. If something can be used as a weapon, it will be.
What’s really disturbing about that news, is that it went on for so long. It takes time to hack a system. Why wasn’t it detected sooner? Not enough glory in it? I think it’s time Homemade Security got to work on some real problems instead of making a big show out of harassing citizens.

By: Rhoopsis Tue, 07 Apr 2009 08:12:10 +0000 “Geeks are the warriors of the future…”
What an horrific vision!
Does that mean as part of a cyber-military structure unfathomable to ordinary people, barricaded behind randomly invented jargon, with absolutely no common sense application to the time honoured standards of human interaction?
Ever tried mucking about with ‘Windows’, installing a geek made game mod, or wondered why some programme’s installation instructions or icons bear no relationship to their usable function?
Because the Geeks that made them are by definition incapable of normal communication with average human means. They think like their programmes are designed- in a linear fashion whilst the world outside goes on in its own separate glorious multi faceted intuitive complexity.
Keep the geeks indoors and away from anything important PLEASE!!
Or at least set them up against our own governments who as usual provide the biggest threat to their citizens, rather than some incestuous pretend or ineffectual conspiracy of ‘foreign’ hackers.

By: Dean Procter Sat, 04 Apr 2009 04:32:49 +0000 I doubt that there are many secrets. This sort of thing has been going on for so long. You used to be able to use a web browser to read all the US defence research right down to who where and what along with forward estimates, although I haven’t checked lately.

I’d go so far as to say there are almost no secrets. There are vast numbers of hackers constantly attacking computers everywhere, we get hundreds of Eastern block and Chinese hackers competing with plenty of others (sometimes pretending to be them) attacking our systems daily with both manual and automated attacks. As for the average user securing their PC, give me a break, you have to be kidding.

It still makes perfect sense to recruit the young bright ones to do likewise, but as for preventing the opposition from stealing your secrets, well it may just be too late. Better to work on making some new secrets and securing those.

By: Timuchin Thu, 02 Apr 2009 02:25:16 +0000 You need to read “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu to understand the Chinese. It teaches the high importance of espionage. It teaches how to crush your opponent without going to war.

In Viet Nam we were beaten by the book. Now all of our military must read this book. But now all our politicians need to read it as well.

By: Mark in Las Vegas Wed, 01 Apr 2009 23:15:12 +0000 Scare tactics have been used to control the masses since long before the internet. Now, however, they are used to control economics. Specifically to control sentiment (anti Windows) and to generate revenue (malicious worm set to take over billions of computers). IMO it is garbage. If people took as much time to perform regular maintenance on their PC’s (as they do their appearance or their vehicles), the threat would be miniscule. There is not doubt that China has been engaged in this type of activity, but I would be more than suprised if ALL of the major governments don’t do the same thing to one degree or another. You dont think that the cyber-terrorists caught here in the US that are NOT prosecuted do not do the same thing under the guise of prevention. Espionage is espionage, and has been going on since the cold war, we just dont run around with micro-cameras in our tie clips anymore.