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Part of the Air Force's new "above all" vision of full-spectrum dominance, America's emerging cyber force has control fantasies that would impress George Orwell. Working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Department of Homeland Security, and other governmental agencies, the Air Force's stated goal is to gain access to, and control over, any and all networked computers, anywhere on Earth, at a proposed cost to you, the American taxpayer, of $30 billion over the first five years.
Here, the Air Force is advancing the now familiar Bush-era idea that the only effective defense is a dominating offense. According to Lani Kass, previously the head of the Air Force's Cyberspace Task Force and now a special assistant to the Air Force Chief of Staff, "If you're defending in cyber [space], you're already too late. Cyber delivers on the original promise of air power. If you don't dominate in cyber, you cannot dominate in other domains."
Originally posted by khunmoon
"Big Brother is watching you" will be a cozy phrase of the past. In the future it'll be Big Brother decieves you, disrupts you, and denies you access to information. In the end he'll degrade you in any social and legal sense. If need be he'll destroy you.
This stealthily infiltrating, stealing, and exfiltrating system is called D5, a term that embraces the ability to Deceive, Deny, Disrupt, Degrade, and Destroy an enemy's computer information systems.
This goes far beyond 1984. Maybe its 2012, the end of reality as we have known it.
There's no feasible way a group can gain control over "All of the worlds computer systems"... in fact, likelihood is, they need one hacker for every one computer
Originally posted by johnsky
I just don't see how any of this is useful though... the only way it could be a useful tool is if they intend on revoking their citizens rights to express their views.
"Based on my understanding of the connections and equipment at issue, it appears the NSA (National Security Agency) is capable of conducting what amounts to vacuum-cleaner surveillance of all the data crossing the Internet," Klein said. "This potential spying appears to be applied wholesale to all sorts of Internet communications of countless citizens."
Originally posted by dhardeman
THEY ALREADY CAN.
100BASE-TX follows the same wiring patterns as 10BASE-T but is more sensitive to wire quality and length, due to the higher bit rates.
1000BASE-T uses all four pairs bi-directionally and the standard includes auto MDI-X; however, implementation is optional. With the way that 1000BASE-T implements signaling, how the cable is wired is immaterial in actual usage.
Originally posted by Kluge
Always assume the worse cases scenario....assume that at a given moment everything involved could betray you.