Government warning of Cyber Pearl Harbor?

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  1. DearLawd

    DearLawd Well-Known Member

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    News is reporting fears that hackers could cripple the power grid, financial networks and transportation systems.

    Has anyone heard specifics? I just caught tail end of report....
     
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    Nevermind....apparently Defense Secretary gave a speech saying that we COULD be vulnerable to such things....no specific threat.

    When will I learn that they always make it sound worse than it is.

    So sorry.
     
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    I know someone who works for a government agency whose full time job is thwarting hackers. The Chinese make attempts every day.

    (We're doing it back)
     
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    Quick, quick, push through SOPA, PIPA and CISPA Save us, Washington!!!

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    We have the "whoa whoa whoa, stop the clock" failsafe system in place
     
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    EMP's. that is what we need to worry about.
     
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    No need to be sorry, the electric grid can be taken out by exploding 4 poles in the country. The cascade would take out everyone except TX's power. We are the only state to be off the national grid :cheer: from what I saw on nat geo the other night anyways.
     
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    they are much scarier because we will have nothing to be able to re-start up with. Everything electric will stop working instantly. They even have remote controlled cars for cops that fire off an emp under the car they are chasing to be able to disable them.
     
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    I sleep very well knowing Ronnie Mund is on the job.............................
     
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    I have old school distributors.......
     
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    That's how they generate ratings.
     
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    They will only attack the modern state-of-the-art systems like Lotus Notes......
     
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    The phear mongers are really running out of lies and bullshit. :jj: "Ooooo!! scary hackers!!" :jj:
    It's just a bunch of crap they made up because they want to get CISPA approved.

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    I was once on a plane sitting next to a marine who appeared fairly well decorated and I happened to be reading the book One Second After which is a good fictional account of how it would all play out...he noticed the book and said to me "scary stuff huh" I asked him if it really was as bad as the book made it sound and said something to the effect of "if people knew how easy it was and how bad it could really get nobody would sleep well at night"

    comforting thought...thing you don't even think about like food refrigeration and medications that need to be kept cold
     
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    He was just being dramatic. Marines love drama. They always love going to a theater.
     
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    do you think this will happen before Xmas? if the world comes to an end by december 23rd, i dont really care what terrorists might do after. there are just so many end of the world predictions lately that i just dont care anymore. either terrorists will destroy the power grids throwing us back into the stone age, or global warming will melt the polar ice and the oceans will rise and flood us out in massive tsunamis, or the supercano in yellowstone will erupt and cause a snowball earth scenario, or the middle and far east will start nuking everyone because (from what we're told in the media) they're godless, retarded neanderthalish hordes, or worst of all gasoline will rise to $10/gal and all anyone will be able to afford as food will be twinkies!

    big fucking deal. kill yourselves. don't kill yourselves. it doesn't really matter anymore: just do what you need to do already and stop telling us about it.
     
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    And all it takes is a virus like this one to take out your grid as well. And they're very easy to introduce into the system. :eek:
    And it takes 2-3 months lead time to get a replacement?

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    Everything that uses Windows is unsafe.

    But most of these cases uses real computers. No one is so stupid to run mission critical stuff from Windows. Just stupid arabs like the Iran nuclear plant that haven't been restarted in almost two years after a cyber attack.

    I worked almost ten years with IT security.
    The biggest threat is lazy/incompetent staff. Most of the big "scandals" the last years are simple SQL injections that access databases. The famous PSN hack that closed down Sony Playstation Network for almost a month was a classic example of this.
    Sony had 5 years old SSH installed. 5 years without anyone patching the system = retards.

    And that is the main disadvantage in using Linux over real Unix. Real vendor Unix have patch reporting.

    BTW:
    The Israelis and US have by far the best cyber weapons in the world.

    Israelis have used it many times already. They don't need Stealth planes. They just disable the other countries air defence. The brilliant Operation Orchid when Israel destroyed Syria's nuclear reactor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Orchard is a great example.