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Wasn't there a story just the other day that the U.S. has offered Japan "protection" under its cyber-security umbrella? Seems like there are some gigantic holes in that umbrella.

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At least we know where we can get the Clinton e-mails.

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@jerseyboy no network accessible database is 100% safe. all you can do is mitigate.

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It's just part of life nowadays.

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Admiral Michael Rogers, who heads the National Security Agency and US Cyber Command, has said that future attacks could prompt a response with conventional weapons.

Any thoughts on what that means? If we suspect our computer is being attacked, should we shoot it?

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"China operates a vast security and surveillance apparatus, with the ruling Communist Party maintaining a resolute grip on power."

What's up with that?

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@jerseyboy no network accessible database is 100% safe. all you can do is mitigate.

natsukii -- no really? You think? My comment was being sarcastic.

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Paranoid – a borderline schizophrenia, “In February, U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said a steady stream of low-level cyber-attacks posed the most likely danger to the United States, rather than a potential digital armageddon.”

Blame – China is always the target, when its own security is not up to par, put the blame on someone else, “The Washington Post and other US media cited government officials as saying that Chinese hackers were behind the breach.”

Fear – “Fire sale” in Die Hard, must be too much movies, “There is growing concern that criminals, terror groups or spy agencies could target critical infrastructure such as power grids or air traffic control systems.”

Propaganda - smearing China first even when there is no proof, “The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are said to be leading the investigation. The FBI in a statement said it will continue to investigate and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace.”

Insecurity – Chinese hackers are “very good,” must be better than the Americans, Obama has ranked China and Russia’s cyber-attack capabilities as “very good”, Iran’s as “good,” and North Korea’s as not “particularly good.”

Hypocrite – Snowden is watching, “The U.S. government admitted hackers accessed the personal data of at least four million current and former federal employees, in a vast cyber-attack suspected to have originated in China.”

Threat – Story of “WMD in Iraq” comes to mind, “Admiral Michael Rogers, who heads the National Security Agency and US Cyber Command, has said that future attacks could prompt a response with conventional weapons.”

Deceit – the NSA has got more powers, “The National Security Agency has reportedly been given wider powers to spy on Internet traffic in search of computer hacking by foreign governments or others.”

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Flowers is selling fear, just a different packaging.

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...and the propaganda continues...

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