Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Jun 2012 22:53 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption "Mr. Obama decided to accelerate the attacks - begun in the Bush administration and code-named Olympic Games - even after an element of the program accidentally became public in the summer of 2010 because of a programming error that allowed it to escape Iran's Natanz plant and sent it around the world on the Internet. Computer security experts who began studying the worm, which had been developed by the United States and Israel, gave it a name: Stuxnet." And we're letting these people have unmanned drones. Seems legit.
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by ballmerlikesgoogle on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 16:58 UTC
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I think the real issue now is, governments are now using cyberweapons against each other. Its the new way to take out your foe without having to go to actual war to do so.

If I can cripple your nation's technology, how will your nation stand?

As much as I hate to say it, its not a simple case of ending diplomatic and economic relations with the Middle East. One would also have to deny the Internet altogether to these nations practising these tactics and shut them out from doing anything altogether.

The truth is, every nation now is likely having to consider a cyber-defense, as well as creating cyberweapons of their own. If there not doing it already....

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