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Cyber warriors gather as online battles rage
Space War ^ | 2/28/10 | Staff Writers

Posted on 03/01/2010 12:59:04 AM PST by xtinct

US national security leaders and top cyber warriors from around the world are gathering here to plot defenses against criminals and spies that increasingly plague the Internet. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and White House Cyber Security Coordinator Howard Schmidt will take part in this week's RSA conference along with computer defense companies and technology icons such as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Craigslist creator Craig Newmark.

"We have before us more data moving into the cloud and more sophisticated cyber criminals," said Qualys chief executive Philippe Courtot, who is among the keynote speakers at the premier event that kicks off on Monday.

"We need corporations, government and community working closer together."

Social networking and applications being hosted as services in the Internet "cloud" are among hot Internet trends presenting opportunities for hackers and challenges for those guarding networks.

Gone are the days when protecting computers meant building virtual fortress walls to keep attackers out and then hunting down software viruses by simply matching codes to lists of known offenders.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
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sophisticated, criminal, global attacks are hitting businesses and governments
1 posted on 03/01/2010 12:59:06 AM PST by xtinct
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To: xtinct
Massive ID fraud will make the use of personal ID chips necessary.

Here it comes.

2 posted on 03/01/2010 1:08:58 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you," O " you most proud, said the said the Lord GOD of hosts)
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To: xtinct
“top cyber warriors from around the world”

Maybe I am paranoid, but doesn't that sound like spies?

3 posted on 03/01/2010 1:09:11 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Supperman)
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To: xtinct

THIS is Breaking News?


4 posted on 03/01/2010 1:10:54 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: rawcatslyentist

More and more attractive targets (cash, personal data, military secrets, intellectual property) have been moved onto digital platforms, attracting the attention of more scammers, bots, and crackers. Implanted ID chips with wireless remote connections would be even more susceptible to h4xing than card-based ID. Every wardriver, script kiddie, and bored Chinese teenager in the world would get into the game of busting the implant network. Live by the Cloud, die by the Cloud.

Sooner or later, the world will return to physical currency (coin) and physical documentation. All it will take is one major attack to reduce the Average Joe’s trust in the Cloud to zilch. Cash is already king; in a world where any network can be penetrated, it will be emperor.

You can’t hack matter — not yet, anyway.


5 posted on 03/01/2010 1:17:45 AM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: B-Chan
You can’t hack matter — not yet, anyway.

Where would you stash 1000 C-notes and not worry about them? I'm thinking of the dog in that ad.

6 posted on 03/01/2010 1:23:59 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: B-Chan
Counterfeiters?
7 posted on 03/01/2010 1:24:45 AM PST by DaveArk
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To: dr_lew

Gold (etc.) coins.


8 posted on 03/01/2010 1:38:30 AM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: rawcatslyentist; Quix; All

Yep, same as voter fraud and so many other things. As you say, here it comes.

= = =
Qx ping.


9 posted on 03/01/2010 2:03:24 AM PST by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: xtinct

bump for later read


10 posted on 03/01/2010 2:12:00 AM PST by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: xtinct

I have no confidence in Hussein’s administration to keep us safe from ANYTHING.

Hussein considers the American people his enemy—and he embraces and protects the true criminals in our world.


11 posted on 03/01/2010 2:18:39 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: rawcatslyentist
Massive ID fraud will make the use of personal ID chips necessary. Here it comes.

Related news story from 2 days ago:

Head of IMF Proposes New Reserve Currency


12 posted on 03/01/2010 2:56:15 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: B-Chan
You make some valid points, especially about hacking. I believe that "Big Sis" (as Drudge refers to Napolitano) and the other thugs in the Community Organizer's orbit will only use hacking and ID theft as a ruse to force a personal, encrypted ID onto everyone.

Government civilians, government contractors, and UIS military personnel ALL use the current Common Access Card "CAC Card" system, and have been doing so for years.

For most of these cards, they have everything on them in terms of personal information: your insurance, security clearance, entire medical records, shot records, dental records, intimate family details, etc. Moreover, you need the CAC to access almost any system.

So, can easily see the other posters point about everyone being required to have a personal ID system coming. The problem with the "Cash is King" philosophy is that it is no longer valid in today's world. Cash may work for a time after a natural disaster, or in some places. But we live in a world where the current paper cash you own can be declared worthless in a matter of weeks, if not days (if not hours).

Gold is still gold, but try buying groceries with it if you have to. Also, if the police organizations (state, Federal, international) can track everything else, you can be damn sure that if we are in a crisis (natural or financial) they will track anyone trying to trade, buy, or sell gold or precious metals. Those metals would be highly regulated, if not illegal in the future if we went to a global currency, because they could not control the currencies value if they were not.

You would last on the street as long as a drug dealer - probably a few weeks at best, and then someone would turn you in or tip off the authorities.


13 posted on 03/01/2010 3:08:23 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: rawcatslyentist
Massive ID fraud will make the use of personal ID chips necessary.

How do ID chips protect your identity on the internet?

14 posted on 03/01/2010 3:16:44 AM PST by raybbr
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To: rawcatslyentist
Massive ID fraud will make the use of personal ID chips necessary

here it comes for YOU....speak for yourself.

15 posted on 03/01/2010 3:55:05 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Vaquero

“We’ll Get YOU my pretty. AND YOUR LITTLE DOG, TOO” :-)


16 posted on 03/01/2010 4:42:42 AM PST by bigheadfred (BE WHO YOU ARE. SAY WHAT YOU FEEL. Those who matter don't mind.Those who mind don't matter)
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To: bigheadfred

17 posted on 03/01/2010 4:50:26 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Vaquero
AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!


18 posted on 03/01/2010 4:54:44 AM PST by bigheadfred (BE WHO YOU ARE. SAY WHAT YOU FEEL. Those who matter don't mind.Those who mind don't matter)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I thought this was going to be a thread on WoW or some such. :-)


19 posted on 03/01/2010 5:03:38 AM PST by knittnmom ("...only dead fish 'go with the flow'". - Sarah Palin 7/09)
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To: B-Chan; All
Computer defenses have broadened to include automated systems on constant watch for suspicious behavior, such as online bank account log-in information being entered faster than humanly possible.

If the purpose of entering data quickly is to repeatedly guess a password, such a defense could be useful, since guessing passwords by entering them at "human speed" would take too long. If hackers already have your password, it's easy for hackers to slow down data entry so that it doesn't look suspicious.

One very useful thing that users can do, if banks make them available, is to use a digital security key. Your password changes often (say every 30 seconds) and you press a button to get your current password. Even if they guessed your password once, it would change in a few seconds.


20 posted on 03/01/2010 5:30:50 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: B-Chan

Counterfeiting is, if you think about about, hacking matter. And there’s a lot of that about. There is enormous quantities of forged US currency about (most made in China).


21 posted on 03/01/2010 6:05:39 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: xtinct
Open the PayPal account, Dave.


22 posted on 03/01/2010 6:14:09 AM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: xtinct; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

23 posted on 03/01/2010 6:24:56 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: GalaxieFiveHundred

LOL!


24 posted on 03/01/2010 6:56:05 AM PST by American Quilter (Mourning Capt Phil Harris of the Cornelia Marie.)
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To: xtinct
Is a cyber warrior someone who fights liberal strangers on the intra-webs?

I'd much rather be called a cyber warrior than a jerk.

25 posted on 03/01/2010 7:00:25 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Joya

THX.


26 posted on 03/01/2010 8:34:52 AM PST by Quix ( POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Vaquero

Not me. I will not take it.


27 posted on 03/01/2010 6:25:32 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you," O " you most proud, said the said the Lord GOD of hosts)
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To: rawcatslyentist
Not me. I will not take it.

way to go.....LOCK AND LOAD

Molon Labe!!!!

28 posted on 03/02/2010 5:10:16 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: All
ON THE INTERNET:


FBI.gov: "THE CYBER THREAT Using Intelligence to Predict and Prevent" (March 4, 2010)

FBI.gov - Press Release - Speech: RSA Cyber Security Conference, San Francisco, Calif. - "ROBERT S. MUELLER, III Director Federal Bureau of Investigation" (March 4, 2010)

RSA CONFERENCE 2010 - Keynote Video - Speaker: "HOWARD SCHMIDT U.S. Cybersecurity Coordinator"

RSA CONFERENCE 2010 - Video - Speaker: "JANET NAPOLITANO U.S. DHS Secretary"

stepping back in time...FBI.gov: "THE RSA CONFERENCE An After Action Report" (Note: Video included.) (May 5, 2009)

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29 posted on 03/05/2010 6:46:46 PM PST by Cindy
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