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Chinese hackers have compromised the designs of some of America’s most sensitive and advanced weapons systems—including vital parts of the nation’s missile defenses, fighter aircraft and warships—the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/chinese-hackers-breach-key-u-weapons-designs-133849940.html

Yahoo! news, so likely at least slightly sensationalist, but either way why do we keep allowing this stuff to just happen?
 
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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/chinese-hackers-breach-key-u-weapons-designs-133849940.html

Yahoo! news, so likely at least slightly sensationalist, but either way why do we keep allowing this stuff to just happen?

Because America thinks you can still win wars with good ol' fire power. Gonna be hard to bring that fire power if we are in the dark due to power grids being taken off line and communications hindered.
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I better be far away from 'Murica the day it goes up in flames...

New Zealand, or the Shepherd Islands shall be safe.
   
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I'm not surprised. I think it'd be only logical to assume that this is more of an electronic tug-of-war between China and the US. Breaches are probably happening in both countries every day.
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Because America thinks you can still win wars with good ol' fire power. Gonna be hard to bring that fire power if we are in the dark due to power grids being taken off line and communications hindered.

My point exactly. Why are we not hiring the best hackers we can at any price to start combating this? Or maybe that's been tried and is failing idk, but I would like to hear about this not happening anymore.
 
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My point exactly. Why are we not hiring the best hackers we can at any price to start combating this? Or maybe that's been tried and is failing idk, but I would like to hear about this not happening anymore.

You just have to consider how many (thousands, millions?) computers are in use in the US government and related agencies. To make all of them airtight is likely next to impossible.
However, I'm fairly sure that the really important stuff is actually well-protected, i.e., not even connected to the Internet in the first place. Places like Los Alamos National Laboratory use quantum encryption. If this was something truly important they would've breached, I think we wouldn't even get to know it.
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You just have to consider how many (thousands, millions?) computers are in use in the US government and related agencies. To make all of them airtight is likely next to impossible.
However, I'm fairly sure that the really important stuff is actually well-protected, i.e., not even connected to the Internet in the first place. Places like Los Alamos National Laboratory use quantum encryption. If this was something truly important they would've breached, I think we wouldn't even get to know it.

Good point.
 
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well for one, if we have sensitive material that needs to be safe from prying eyes, them the govt needs to put it in secure computers, not anything that connects to the internet (oh wait , does the govt have a facebook account, doh.gif ) , it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. now i'm not saying that this did or didn't happen, by our govt have little eggheads that sit around and think up ways around things, lots of things. (and they don't have the highest standards you would expect. they cry the sky is falling, blame someone who you'll never get an answer from, and then make new laws that you think are for your benefit , it's all in the history books (if anyone reads anymore, ) , Question: do you really think some could get into our govt's private, top secrete, eye's only, super duper secure files ? think about it thinking.gif

i don't think our govt is sending people to walmart to buy thier computers, and they sure as heck are not buying antivirus/spyware programs off the shelf.

as with anything eles, use your best judgement, and question things, don't just believe everything that your told, you'll know when something sounds fishy ,

so take it with a grain of salt , my post included. there are no exceptions wave2.gif
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I better be far away from 'Murica the day it goes up in flames...

Impossible... 'Murica is the best country in the whole world. Someone messes with us we squash them. Fee Fye Fo Fum 'Murica is here to stay. rolleyes.gif
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what they don;t mention is that we know this because we've been in their networks for years and have eyes in their offices watching their every move lol.


One thing you never see is reports on espionage from the USA against other countries, and it happens... being the richest, or used to be richest nation, you don't just sit there idly.
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