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Re: Cyberattack Threat

Postby pcslim » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:07 pm

More Yahoo vs. The NSA: Government Tried To Deny Standing, Filed Supporting Documents Yahoo Never Got To See
This is total abuse of power. There should be no way to coerce a company in this manner. All requests for information should be out in the open and subject to reasonable guidelines and time limits. There should be no gag order options either. Our legal system gives the government way too much power. Free society, my ass!!!
When it comes to the nation's security, apparently no legal deck can be stacked high enough. The government forces those who challenge its secret programs to wage courtroom battles with only the barest minimum of information. And, should it decide the defendant isn't moving fast enough, it can pursue exorbitant (and admittedly coercive) fines until it gets the cooperation it's seeking.

LINK: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140915/13173328523/more-yahoo-vs-nsa-government-tried-to-deny-standing-filed-supporting-documents-yahoo-never-got-to-see.shtml
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Re: Cyberattack Threat

Postby wildrose » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:29 am

YAHOO: There may be some emergency situations which require rapid response, but this case doesn't sound like it comes close to being such a situation. Like you (pcslim) say, there needs to be a process to be followed for information requests which follows a pre-prescribed timeline and which is open and transparent. This case absolutely reeks of governmental abuse of power!
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Re: Cyberattack Threat

Postby pcslim » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:35 am

First Online Murder to Happen by End of 2014?
Yes, some of what is asserted here is likely to happen, BUT any technology can be used for good or evil purposes and so the important thing is to take measures to force vendors to make their products hack proof which probably means that they shouldn't be connected to any device running any form of Micro$oft Windows. That's a first step, but it should be pointed out that convenience and security are opposing forces. This discussion starts out well, but the commentators don't have the background and expertise to keep it going beyond three minutes!
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Re: Cyberattack Threat

Postby mrgreen » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:43 pm

Hollywood Hack Attack Leaks Private Emails From Sony :roll2:
This is nothing but a huge crock of shit! Nothing more than a publicity stunt! Even if emails and movies were leaked Sony wouldn't actually lose a single cent. It's all good publicity and they'll profit no matter what. Anyone who believes the BS in this report is dumber than the movies Sony makes!
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Re: Cyberattack Threat

Postby cactuspete » Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:53 am

Extortion Emails - Who Are the Sony Hackers? :roll2:
Lots of hype behind this story, but very little substance. A few slightly embarrassing messages and not much else. MrGreen is probably correct in his assertion that this is nothing more than a publicity stunt.
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Re: Cyberattack Threat

Postby mrgreen » Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:57 pm

U.S. Blames North Korea for Hack Attack Against Sony
I'm still not convinced this wasn't a publicity stunt. Even with the president making a big deal about the event it seems to me that the government and media are in bed together anyways and they both want to shut down the internet as we know it and make it a lot less free. They want to control what information we have access to and they want to make it impossible to share opinions anonymously. That way they can cause problems for people who express opinions that they don't agree with.
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Re: Cyberattack Threat

Postby mrgreen » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:02 pm

Hackers sell attacks on 'dark web'
More propaganda to convince people to give up their freedoms for the sake of security.
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Re: Cyberattack Threat

Postby mrgreen » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:19 pm

CIA Frontman George Clooney to Rally Support around Sony
The theory presented here is much more likely than the assertion that this was an attack launched by the North Koreans. It's all a pretense to convince people to give up freedoms and welcome the surveillance state. The problem is that if we don't support their efforts they'll make our lives a living hell by cripping financial transactions (and blame it on foreign terrorists) until we beg them to do what they already want to do. It's a no-win situation.
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Re: Cyberattack Threat

Postby pcslim » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:31 am

FBI Formally Accuses North Korea Of The Sony Hack
Large media companies and the government do have an agenda and they are hyping this relatively trivial intrusion as some kind of major event. It's barely newsworthy and the evidence linking North Korea to the trivial intrusion is extremely weak.
While I'm generally loathe to blame a victim, when that victim takes so lax an attitude toward its own security as to be hacked roughly five times a year and still not bother to implement basic password policies, what else am I supposed to do? This doesn't show the grave, mega-scary, super-threat of cyber-terrorism. It shows that Sony has some exceptionally lazy security and IT people.

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Re: Cyberattack Threat

Postby desertrat » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:18 am

North Korea Says Obama Is Behind Hollywood Hacking :roll2:
Another propaganda clip attempting to convince us that we should care. They ask Should the USA retaliate? My question is Retaliate for what? They claim that a lot of money was lost. I say BS! Assuming for a moment that this was even a real cyberattack that actually did cost Sony (a private corporation) a lot of money, WHY SHOULD THE USA DO ANYTHING IN RESPONSE? However, the reality appears to be that North Korea had nothing to do with this trivial act of vandalism and so even if there were cause to retaliate, at this time no one knows who to retaliate against!
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