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Should Cyber Attacks Against a Country be Considered an Act of War?

 
 
Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 05:49 pm
Cyber Attacks May Be “Acts Of War”

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Pentagon (in a report expected to be made public next month) has said an act of computer sabotage may constitute an "act of war." Ira Flatow and guests discuss cyber attacks and the challenges in defining and fighting cyber warfare.

Guests
Bruce Schneier
Writer and Security Technologist
Author: "Schneier on Security" (Wiley, 2008)
Chief Security Officer, British Telecom


Kristin Lord
Vice President and Director of Studies
Center for a New American Security
Washington, DC


http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/201106032
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 06:50 pm
@tsarstepan,
Well, if my country does it, it's more of a boyish prank. If it's those rotten, commie Chinese. . . .
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 06:54 pm
@tsarstepan,
Oh cool. Even more ******* wars
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 06:56 pm
@roger,
Well we can always blame Israel like many experts have with the Stuxnet attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 06:57 pm
@tsarstepan,
Them Israelies do have a heavy sense of humor, don't they?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 06:59 pm
@dlowan,
You forgot that these inevitable wars are also proprietary sources of income for Halliburton and whatever company will take its slice of the profit pie in the newly formed cyber-industrial complex.

Should we be taking their record profits and inevitable million dollar bonuses from their grubby little hands? Razz
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 07:02 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

You forgot that these inevitable wars are also proprietary sources of income for Halliburton and whatever company will take its slice of the profit pie in the newly formed cyber-industrial complex.

Should we be taking their record profits and inevitable million dollar bonuses from their grubby little hands? Razz


I never forget such things.

And

Very likely.....except what's good for halliburton is good for America

Milo Minderbinder eat your heart out
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 07:02 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

Them Israelies do have a heavy sense of humor, don't they?


Robust
roger
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 08:40 pm
@dlowan,
I like that so well, I'll probably use it myself next time.
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 09:00 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

I like that so well, I'll probably use it myself next time.


Thank you.

Knockabout works well, too, I think.
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