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Originally posted by GT100FV
The NIPR and SIPR are separated by hardware not software.
The bandwidth issue you quoted was in reference to the satellites the Air Force was using.
Even if the info about anti gravity is true, it would have been classified at a higher level than SIPR,
meaning on an even more secure network, definitely not accessible from a home computer.
I have yet to hear it explained how the encryption would have been overcome, even if we assume there were no hardware issues with hacking into the secure network.
Although the Enigma cipher has cryptographic weaknesses, it was, in practice, only their combination with other significant factors which allowed codebreakers to read messages: mistakes by operators, procedural flaws, and the occasional captured machine or codebook.
Originally posted by GT100FV
You might also consider that folks who work with NIPR/SIPR systems might could be considered a reliable subject matter expert vs. Wikipedia/Google/etc...
What I consider is that personal experience carries more weight, than assumptions based on open source browsing on the internet.
For example let's say you make widgets for a living(and have a lot of experience with widgets), then you have someone trying to tell you about widgets that has never seen a widget, but has read about them on the internet. And furthermore this person is trying to inform you that you are incorrect about your information on widgets, because they have read about them.
What would your feelings be regarding the opinion of this widget debunker?
Originally posted by BlueRaja
Answer this- why do you take at face value what you've read on open source internet sites, yet question those with personal experience?
You're assuming that the site is as credible or moreso than those who have hands on experience.
As for your question regarding password security- even on unclassified systems, password security is important.
As for the encryption being compromised- that's a lot of what ifs, and you do realize that crypto is changed regularly, so the leak would have to be the individual(s) developing the crypto itself.
The classification level that things receive is based on a variety of criteria, so even if anti gravity is in theory possible(not saying if it is or isn't), that doesn't mean that the means by which it is achieved or the implications of disclosure might not warrant a high level of secrecy.
In fact, the implications of disclosure is the prime measure for classification levels.
Originally posted by xreactx
that dudes a fake, all military computers that contain secret or higher info are on their own network, it is impossible for outsiders even to break into it from the regular internet