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Windows 7: US urged to permit self-defense retaliation on hackers


22 May 2013   #1
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US urged to permit self-defense retaliation on hackers

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Throwing money at creating cyberpolice forces and technology to keep up with digital threats may not be the only tactics the U.S. will employ in the future.

As a meeting between President Obama and the new president of China, Xi Jinping, draws near, former senior officials in the Obama Administration will recommend a series of steps to deter hackers from the country from stealing U.S. industrial secrets.

As reported by The New York Times, Dennis C. Blair and Jon M. Huntsman Jr., leaders of the private Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property, suggest that if less forceful measures to deter hackers fail, then companies should be granted the right to protect their systems on their own terms.

The right to retaliate against cyberattackers is detailed in the commission's report, due for release today.
Read more at source:
US urged to permit self-defense retaliation on hackers | ZDNet


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23 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

That's all we need, the Wild West type of internet where everyone is hacking everybody. It's not enough that governments had been doing this for decades and nowadays, zero-day exploits can be purchased and used legally. Let's give green light for companies to hack anyone. The "real hackers" will love that, if we do...

Besides, the US accusing China of hacking does sounds like the "pot calling the kettle black...". Stuxnet, Flame, etc., comes to mind...

Quote from Jon M. Huntsman Jr., one of the leaders of the private Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property":

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China is two-thirds of the intellectual property theft problem, and we are at a point where it is robbing us of innovation to bolster their own industry, at a cost of millions of jobs
Really, you don't think that outsourcing almost all of the manufacturing operation of the US to China would have something to do with stealing IP? If you don't, why would the Chinese break into companies when the companies had provided them with blueprints and prototypes to manufacture the goods?
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23 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Now they are going to outsource Clouds. Store all your goodies here in the Cloud so the crooks don't have to look all over for them. What a great idea.
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23 May 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Maybe this is just a dumb thought, but instead of using cyberpolice, or retaliation, why don't companies invest more time and money on better encryption methods? Even if somebody gets hacked the bad guys wouldn't get anything. Or am I just too naive about the whole problem?
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23 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well if I owned a big company that people were stealing from they wouldn't have to worry what the authorities will do. I would do thing in a old fashion IBM way. Just like in the movies except no witnesses.
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