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Editorial: Will the White House Finally Grow the Backbone to Digitally Counterattack China?
DailyTech ^ | 1-31-2013 | Jason Mick

Posted on 02/06/2013 5:46:15 AM PST by Sir Napsalot

Hack on The New York Times is latest incident to illustrate China's dominance in the new era of warfare, and the U.S.'s inaction

In the campy remake of the 1980s classic Red Dawn, MGM last year recast the titular enemy as not the Soviet-era Russians, but the Chinese. The movie may have been panned, but it did have one thing going for it -- it was uncomfortably close to reality.

I. A New War

China is unlikely to ever raise its guns or tank barrels on the U.S. It does not need to. The ultimate goal of all conquest is money, power, and influence. Today we stand on the brink of a new age, an age in which warfare has moved from trodden soil into the buried tracts of internet cable beneath it.

Today any country still has to deal with the far more familiar face of physical threats, be it "terrorists" or domestic dissidents. These threats will surely persist for a time, as much of the world -- for example, large tracts of the Middle East -- still exists in a pre-industrialized state. Even in regions with some digital capabilities like Iran, access is stifled under crippling walls of censorship and poverty, leading citizens to take up traditional, terrible blood-filled methods of conflict.

But if we listen careful, we hear the sound of change. The time of physical battles is coming to an end. Because in every way digital war is far superior to the wars of yore. .... (Please read the rest at link)

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1 posted on 02/06/2013 5:46:20 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot
Most articles critical to ChiComm were either hacked, swamped by ‘trolls’ leaving comments, and/or to achieve denial of service.

[In case you are not aware of this.]

2 posted on 02/06/2013 5:54:41 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

It was the NORKS, not Chi-Comms. But what’s the diff?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dawn_(2012_film)


3 posted on 02/06/2013 6:05:57 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Do you guys know what bothers me? Articles that attribute 0’s lack of action to spinelessness. He may be spineless, but that’s not why he fails to defend America. That’s not why he bows to dictators. He does that because of his philosophy. Philosophies have consequences.


4 posted on 02/06/2013 6:29:09 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: carriage_hill
Still blind to China’s cyber-threat (Feb 5, 2013)
5 posted on 02/06/2013 6:30:43 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Will the White House Finally Grow the Backbone...

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They would first have to HAVE a backbone.


6 posted on 02/06/2013 6:33:30 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: demshateGod
Obama is not alone. He's been groomed since young age. The (Van) Jones, (Anita) Dunns, (Susan) Rices, (Erik) Holders, the academia .... but mostly the Valerie Jarrets.

All of them admire (and had been admiring) tyrrants and thinking them ‘the great philosophers of the 20th century’.

BUT. The US government does not comprise of only Obama and his ilk. At least some of his security advisers should have spines to point the obvious out.

7 posted on 02/06/2013 6:51:28 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The USA already has an active offensive team going after China, Russia, etc.


8 posted on 02/06/2013 7:03:43 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I thought we had a large anti-hacker op in place, dedicated to thwarting that stuff, and hacking into enemies’ networks. Big duh on me.


9 posted on 02/06/2013 7:07:50 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are The 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment Is The First Human Right.)
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To: carriage_hill
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10 posted on 02/06/2013 7:13:02 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: carriage_hill; aMorePerfectUnion
We do.

But according to the article and the NY Post article, the effort is not enough.

The cyber security team is to prevent hackers, not on the offensives. We have to recognize the cyberwarfare is a real legitimate warfare first.

11 posted on 02/06/2013 7:24:30 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

“We have to recognize the cyberwarfare is a real legitimate warfare first.”

Pretty basic, straightforward line of thought, seems to me, but what the heck do I know. My BP is rising...


12 posted on 02/06/2013 7:54:36 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are The 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment Is The First Human Right.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Can anyone explain the rationale of keeping hostile nations connected to our corner of the Internet?


13 posted on 02/06/2013 9:17:02 AM PST by GingisK
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To: Sir Napsalot

The Chinese have a mole in the White House, so don’t expect anything real to happen.


14 posted on 02/06/2013 10:24:18 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Sir Napsalot

SN,
We have both defensive teams deployed by the government to guard our own computing infrastructure and offensive teams deployed by the government to find and exploit weaknesses in the computing infrastructure of other nations. It is already a constant battle that we are involved in.

I’ve talked extensively with one member who has been on both teams.


15 posted on 02/06/2013 11:11:06 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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