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Intel Chief: US at Risk of Crippling Cyber Attack
FoxNews ^ | 2/3/10

Posted on 02/03/2010 9:12:41 AM PST by Kartographer

The United States is at risk of a crippling cyber attack that could "wreak havoc" on the country because the "technological balance" makes it much easier to launch a cyber strike than defend against it, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair said Tuesday.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bho44; cyberattack; cybersecurity; cyberwar; cyberwarfare; cyberwars; dennisblair; fourth100days
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1 posted on 02/03/2010 9:12:41 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

To drive us back to the stone ages of the Middle East.


2 posted on 02/03/2010 9:15:40 AM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: ncfool

Damn and I got my Koran on my Kindle!


3 posted on 02/03/2010 9:17:04 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Beware of “the crisis” that is too good to waste.....


4 posted on 02/03/2010 9:18:52 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Kartographer

Great. The last time an intel chief said something like that, the 9/11 attacks occurred. Here’s hoping nothing like that happens this time around.


5 posted on 02/03/2010 9:18:55 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: Kartographer
A successful attach would not only disable the internet, it would disable power, gas, shipping (truck, train, air), banking and retail.

The entire economic and public safety infrastructure is largely dependent upon the internet.

The US should announce that such an attack would be viewed no differently than a nuke launch...as the eventual result would likely be similar, though slower.

Millions could die.

6 posted on 02/03/2010 9:19:32 AM PST by Mariner
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To: Kartographer

Seems like we’re at risk for a lot of things lately. So what is obama doing about it? Besides endless campaign speeches.


7 posted on 02/03/2010 9:20:39 AM PST by jersey117
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To: rightwingextremist1776

You don’t believe that Obama/Axelrod/Emanuel wouldn’t try to distract us by ‘wagging the dog’ would they? ;-)


8 posted on 02/03/2010 9:22:49 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Start by prohibiting the use of microsoft.

Use BSD Unix© which was paid for
thirty years ago by DARPA with
our tax dollars to prevent Cyber
attack from our enemies.


9 posted on 02/03/2010 9:24:09 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: jersey117

Nothing! He’s doing absolutely nothing. We’re just sitting ducks.


10 posted on 02/03/2010 9:30:28 AM PST by midnightcat
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To: Zhang Fei
You were saying ...

Great. The last time an intel chief said something like that, the 9/11 attacks occurred. Here’s hoping nothing like that happens this time around.

Ummm..., only after long hearings in the U.S. Congress that hardly anyone paid attention to (about terrorism) and also long after the first World Trade Tower bombing happened, and after the Oklahoma City bombing happened, and also long after countless Islamic terrorist attacks against the U.S. all around the world for decades...

I mean... how much "warning" are you talking about... LOL...

11 posted on 02/03/2010 9:31:37 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: midnightcat

The islamist in Chief....


12 posted on 02/03/2010 9:32:48 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Kartographer
I dunno - cut off the CN and RU domains and clean up the botnets and an awful lot of your problems go away. Maybe a tactical strike on the RBN building just for grins.

Don't know if it's the gummint or a bunch of script kiddies with new computers but the Unix guys have been muttering under their breath about the Chinese hits for a couple of months now.

Oh, and hang a few spammers. Because we can.

13 posted on 02/03/2010 9:34:08 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
You were saying ...

Use BSD Unix© which was paid for
thirty years ago by DARPA with
our tax dollars to prevent Cyber
attack from our enemies.
There ya go... y'all get an Apple Macintosh and that's what you'll have for your operating system... :-)
14 posted on 02/03/2010 9:36:18 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Billthedrill
You were saying ...

I dunno - cut off the CN and RU domains and clean up the botnets and an awful lot of your problems go away.

Yep, the ISPs should beginning chopping off people's Internet connection the minute their computer is taken over and used in a botnet of some kind. And then to get back on their Internet connection again, the person who owns the PC has to prove that they've cleaned it up on their machine.

That's what needs to be done... :-)

15 posted on 02/03/2010 9:39:09 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Kartographer
Do I remember correct that back in the 1990’s the US government was going to establish its own network outside of the WWW? did they ever do such a thing.

Why don't we establish a US continental network that's inaccessible to foreign entities? Get our strategic network assets out of the hands of the Chinese, Russians, and ragheads.

16 posted on 02/03/2010 9:41:41 AM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: Star Traveler
It will all for naught when 0bama turns over
control of our bought and paid for Internet to our enemies.

17 posted on 02/03/2010 9:43:49 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Unfortunately Blair is right and it isn’t just a frontal attack. I heard a little piece back before Christmas that all of the digital picture frames had viruses embedded courtesy of the Chinese. Sounds harmless but put 1M+ of them out there and you can create havoc. We are screwed if a cyber attack really occurs. No ATMs, no online banking, no email communications.


18 posted on 02/03/2010 9:46:31 AM PST by dumpthelibs (dumpthelibs)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

That process was “in the works” long before Obama and would have continued no matter who was President. The “moves” to do that happened a long time ago. All that is going on now, are the continuing and incremental steps in that process.


19 posted on 02/03/2010 9:52:19 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: dumpthelibs

Always have a little cash stashed back in case of just such an event. I keep a couple of Franklin notes tucked away in my wallet at all times.


20 posted on 02/03/2010 9:57:17 AM PST by mentor2k
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