"If patenting it stops anyone except Ford from doing it, I'm all for that."
Patenting means everyone will still do it, but a big chunk of the money will go to Ford.
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Isn't this "automated assault disruption" the cyber equivalent to let computers automatically "identify and kill" the offensive bit?
If there are no man-in-the-loop processes anymore, attackers do not even need DDoS to disrupt a service. Just identify the signals and trigger them... kaboom, system down with little effort.
More correct numbers here in Brave New Europe website.
"In March 2022, Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky seemed to understand Ukraine’s dire predicament as victim of a US-Russia proxy war. He declared publicly that Ukraine would become a neutral country, and asked for security guarantees. He also publicly recognised that Crimea and Donbas would need some kind of special treatment.
Israel’s prime minister at that time, Naftali Bennett, became involved as a mediator, along with Turkey. Russia and Ukraine came close to reaching an agreement. Yet, as Bennett has recently explained, the US “blocked” the peace process."
"you need multiple machines for availability, you need to put fixes on it!, you need extra staff to support it - you need to do security audits, and backups, you need to manage (and pay lots of money for) software licenses"
You do need VM redundancy for safety. The rest, you do not.
You can hire 2 experts on virtualization, run 2 clusters of Proxmox, automate virtually everything by writing scripts. All redundant.
"Too many coincidences."
Have been there. A "friend" of mine also reported that quite often, in every new city he moved in, once he installed a fiber optic cable for internet, within a few days, cable would be "disrupted" ( clear cut ) and after being repaired, he would see a lot of packets of his VPN screaming about duplicates, a potential indicator of a man-in-the-middle.
This was before microchips and microwave were this much hyped.
Helicopters for obvious reasons, not Montana because I don't like USA / UK / Israel at all...
I heard some military men advised Taiwan at those TSMC fabs to booby-trap their machines with a lot of explosives.
Dunno if it was properly done, but there is a risk.
Some private companies in China are pretty much advanced in the lithography business. I would put them together with scientists and see new equipment coming out soon.
"have shown time and time again that no country can trust any agreement that can put them at disadvantage."
Earlier this month, Merkel described Minsk as “an attempt to give Ukraine time” to build up its military. Speaking with the Kyiv Independent, a pro-government Ukrainian outlet, Hollande agreed, saying Merkel was “right on this point.”
Yes, no country can be trusted. USA, EU et al. lied when Russia was eager to sign peace agreements.
"The ones famous for security failings and for being backdoored by certain US 3letter agencies?"
According to the media, NSA/CIA bugs Cisco equipment, via hardware or software, by intercepting them before they are delivered to you.
Otherwise those implants would have show up in some reverse-engineering efforts.
"Does this apply if the US send balloons into other country's sovereign airspace?"
Actually, the US of North America do send a lot of flying objects into other countries. Not always as harmless as a weather balloon. Like this captured and reverse-engineered Spy drone RQ-170
Problem is, once in enemy's hands - be it a drone, a microchip or cyber weapons - they are spoils of war.
Meanwhile, The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts and The World Meteorological Organization are silent.
Won't they scream "For Chr1st sake, don't down all or weather forecasting balloons ?"
Laughing here of this utter non-sense.
"Not US jurisdiction, once again the US seems to have an issue with the concept of jurisdiction"
This disease is called "USA Global Cop Syndrome"
Reminds me of one of the responses from PirateBay to legal threat letters:
"We are well aware of the fact that The Pirate Bay falls outside the
scope of the DMCA - after all, the DMCA is a US-specific legislation,
and TPB is hosted in the land of vikings, reindeers, Aurora Borealis and
cute blonde girls."
"It doesn't appear those excess dollars are being reinvested in protecting their customers' private information"
Remember capable and determined fellas can invade the US Pentagon, State Department, NASA, NSA - and some of those folks have bigger pockets and are used to kill for a living.
"Seems ineffective, until the regime they support falls down and they suddenly find themselves person non grata, unable to flee."
Why flee from safe-haven?
Even with this (highly improbable) regime change, I believe they would still be in safe-haven. Obtaining spoils of war from historical enemies? GRU/FSB would hire or protect them, if they are not already doing it...
Yet against all odds, if a powerful prick has a grudge against them in their motherland, there would be a few embassies willing to hire those computer experts, maybe even on a diplomatic passport.
Probably luring the victim to Rome, to a certain hotel, cloning his/her hotel room key, or the rfid, or bribing the cleaning lady...
Then, using old-fashioned spying micro cameras or malware, they got the images of the seed phrases necessary to make the transfer of funds to happen.
Better to have camera detectors before conducting cryptocurrency transactions, plus a fresh and clean PC / Macbook.
CIA just lost a lot of influence in a certain country in South America, after a certain the shift of power in the Intel community.
One step closer to 7+ years of illegal surveillance, harassment, attempted killings, etc..
The sale of sensitive microchips to China, plus stronger partnerships with Russia / Iran is an inch closer to reality.
Things are Not All Quiet at all on the Western Front.
Dogs jokes shall end soon.
"but if the world gets together and carpets the whole of China in nukes"
You clearly have not heard of the Nuclear Triad
A nuclear triad is a three-pronged military force structure that consists of land-launched nuclear missiles, nuclear-missile-armed submarines, and strategic aircraft with nuclear bombs and missiles
Yes, it is technically feasible to wipe out all China's land with nukes. But submarines will assure MAD is in place. Dissuasion at its best.
Putting it simple, just not. Better sit and talk.
"So yes, it will be a scam"
If true, totally not a scam. It could even be used to integrate financial services across BRICS, to integrate CIPS+SPFS (thinking of an advanced version of SWIFT) - with friendly nations running their own nodes, all cryptographically-verifiable.
Plenty of useful use cases, I cannot even imagine all of them. Kudos for China.