Napolitano Warns of Major Cyber Attack

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    US Cyber Command in 'fivefold' staff expansion
    28 January 2013 - Defence Secretary Panetta warned in November of a "cyber Pearl Harbour"
     
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    WTF do we pay the CIA to do? It's like their secret budget goes down the drain while they react to a crisis rather than doing what we pay them to do. Now all we get is Henny Penny stuff from the administration when they are ready to lower the boom on one or more of the Bill of Rights. The sad thing is that a ranking member of the greatest Country in the world admits that some punk or group of punks is smarter than our entire computer bureaucracy. Didn't Al Gore invent it? What is he doing besides cozying up to Al-Jazeera?
     
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    I guess they don't like all the information being passed along on the internet. Time to crack down. I see what the plan is here. Create a crisis and don't let it go to waste. They have the authority, not only to spy on all of us, but to restrict our internet access.
     
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    No doubt about it, we're about to lose a little more privacy. Chip, chip.
     
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    Hagel callin' China to account over cyberattacks...
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    Hagel Gives Blunt Warning to China on Cyber Attacks
    June 01, 2013 — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has publicly rebuked China for its cyber espionage operations. On his first trip to Asia as Pentagon chief, Hagel spoke in the wake of revelations that China hacked into sensitive U.S. weapons systems designs.
     
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    You shouldn't have to give up any privacy for internet security. I sure as hell never would.
     
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    Yes, I believe that liberties are at stake.

    Yes, I also believe that cyber-attacks are a real threat
     
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    He publicly rebuked them, huh? I'm sure that scared them.
     
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    Liberties are always at steak but I think that it is worth mentioning that we can (and should) defend ourselves from cyber threats and doing so does not need to take any liberties away.

    IOW, what we need to be doing is hardening our vulnerable systems. This has no connections with liberty. I think that it is likely that the government is going to go in the record and spy rout though as that seems to be the one thing that you can rely on when the government mentions the internet.
     

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