Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Oct 2010 22:33 UTC, submitted by sawboss
In the News "The Russian state plans to revamp its computer services with a Windows rival to reduce its dependence on US giant Microsoft and better monitor computer security, a lawmaker said Wednesday. Moscow will earmark 150 million rubles (3.5 million euros, 4.9 million dollars) to develop a national software system based on the Linux operating system, Russian deputy Ilia Ponomarev told AFP, confirming an earlier report in the Vedomosti daily." Right. I guess this has absolutely nothing to do with this. Want to buy a unicorn?
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RE[2]: cold war
by FishB8 on Thu 28th Oct 2010 02:17 UTC in reply to "RE: cold war"
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Why is it irrational to assume that the US trying to undermine the Iranian nuclear programme through sophisticated cyber attacks?


1) The US gov't isn't competent enough to integrate interdepartmental network systems, let alone deploy an attack on external networks. The only thing they can do is pay overpriced private security contractors to sift through your email.

2) The Israeles are much more likely to come unglued over a nuclear Iran than anybody else, including the US.

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RE[3]: cold war
by sorpigal on Thu 28th Oct 2010 14:21 in reply to "RE[2]: cold war"
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Not everyone in the US government or working for it is incompetent. It's pretty easy to allocate a few million and pay it to a third party programming god to create a one-off of whatever you want.

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