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(ZDNet)   According to a former senior security policy analyst, who now writes for WND, all our base are belong to the Chinese-Mexican People's Liberation Army. Somebody set up us the bomb   (zdnet.com) divider line 19
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2012-07-15 08:34:02 AM
OK, if this isn't confidential information, and what China is doing isn't illegal, then OBAMA BOOTSTRAPS ELEVENTY?

WTF am I missing here?
 
2012-07-15 08:41:28 AM
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2012-07-15 08:42:04 AM
Much better (and scarier) analysis on our vulnerability to cyber-attacks by former counter-terrorism czar, Richard Clarke:

Link
 
2012-07-15 08:43:41 AM
Ooops, wrong thread.

/I'll show myself out.
 
2012-07-15 08:43:53 AM

cc_rider: Much better (and scarier) analysis on our vulnerability to cyber-attacks by former counter-terrorism czar, Richard Clarke:

Link


I would have no trouble believing we are losing the cybersecurity war. I would foresee that as a consequence of consistently handing your security over to the lowest bidder.
 
2012-07-15 08:45:42 AM
WOLVERINES!!!!
 
2012-07-15 08:50:34 AM

Goetz: Ooops, wrong thread.

/I'll show myself out.


If the guy has to link to WND to make his point, it's pretty fair to say his blog sucks.
 
2012-07-15 09:16:01 AM
The twitching and frothing from the Republicans sure is growing. I don't understand why.

They picked their most popular and competent candidate who is sure to beat the Uppity-In-Chief this November.

Why the frothing, guys?
 
2012-07-15 09:23:27 AM
 
2012-07-15 09:31:10 AM
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-07-15 09:43:00 AM
Wow, this thread is turning into FAILposting.
 
2012-07-15 10:29:22 AM
So...

"As a consequence, sources say that any information traversing "any" Huawei equipped network isn't safe unless it has military encryption. One source warned, "even then, there is no doubt that the Chinese are working very hard to decipher anything encrypted that they intercept."

Basically what you're saying is that they can't read anything we encrypt (basically everything) and they are working to decrypt the rest (which would take several hundred years at 256 bit encryption).

While there are definitely worries about our cyber security defenses, back doors in the telephones is not on the list.
 
2012-07-15 10:34:39 AM
It's only OK when the NSA does it.
 
2012-07-15 10:37:21 AM
哇,我现在真的很害怕!
 
2012-07-15 10:51:23 AM
I'm not really sure how a compromised network would have any effect whatsoever on VPN traffic (other than possibly not letting it through).

If the Chinese (or anyone else, for that matter) can break any of the common ciphers used in -- for example -- OpenVPN, like Blowfish, AES, etc., there's bigger problems. Same thing if they can break RSA-authenticated DH key exchange.

If networks running Huawei or ZTE equipment were compromised and sending data to the Chinese, you'd think that there'd be some evidence of traffic being re-routed.
 
2012-07-15 11:07:55 AM

heypete: I'm not really sure how a compromised network would have any effect whatsoever on VPN traffic (other than possibly not letting it through).

If the Chinese (or anyone else, for that matter) can break any of the common ciphers used in -- for example -- OpenVPN, like Blowfish, AES, etc., there's bigger problems. Same thing if they can break RSA-authenticated DH key exchange.

If networks running Huawei or ZTE equipment were compromised and sending data to the Chinese, you'd think that there'd be some evidence of traffic being re-routed.


My problem with TFA is that this is an issue we need to look into and investigate and protect ourselves against, but posting crazy-ass herp-a-derp from the World Nut Daily isn't helpful at all.
 
2012-07-15 11:09:29 AM
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FEEEEEAAAAARRRRRR


Fear everything we tell you to, citizen.
Continue shopping.
 
2012-07-15 05:05:28 PM
"military" encryption. Lulz. PGP is the opposite of "military. Somebody doesn't know squat about security.

We can address this dire threat with a tax cut, I bet.

Next week: open source encryption is the greatest threat to freedom in whargarbl
 
2012-07-15 10:40:50 PM
Cybersecurity *is* serious business.

This article? Not so much.
 
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