So what's the plan?
Running Windows with every antivirus, antispyware, and firewall out there and pretend that they're finally safe?
Or will they wise up and realize it's time to move to a more secure Unix/Linux platform?
US President Barack Obama will create a new White House post that's responsible for protecting the country's critical computer networks, a step he said was crucial to confronting one of the biggest national security challenges. For what is likely the first time ever, the leader of the free world spoke publicly about botnets, …
Hosh posh. When will we realize that government oversight leads to the most inefficient and apathetic management? It is foolish to think that an organization itself does not have more invested in securing its systems than does the government. This is just another disappointing case of transferring the power upwards, demoting our upper-management and business owners into "rule followers"
The international Internet will do what it's always done (patch around "issues"), and the hopefully air gapped .mil systems will carry on as they have for decades. Whoever is appointed will be a figurehead with no power, nothing to do, and most likely politically expedient.
Anyone remember Mathew Bevan? he hacked into military computers over ten years ago on his Amiga 500, - afterwhich the US military secured funds to secure their own networks .....
what happened to all that money?
Not long after mathew bevan hacked in, Gary McKinnon hacked in and found he didnt need to do much as there were no passwords at all ......
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