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U.S. seeks hackers to protect cyber networks

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posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 08:09 PM
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Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by Memysabu
 


Obviously you have never seen the movie, Catch me if you can.



Hacking and cheque forgery are a tiny bit different




posted on Apr, 23 2009 @ 09:58 AM
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A better example of the destiny of some hackers is what happened to radica activists of the 60s. They were considered political terrorists in their day, a few like William Ayers ended up in academia and is Obama's mentor.

History will be revised making hackers seem like culture heroes one day.

The breakthrough will be when one does something cool like prevent the Chinese from something heavy duty or even breaks into their intelligence systems.

China is mounting defenses and potential war strategies involving knocking out communications with satellites, even bringing them crashing down. Maybe things like frying the infrastructures controlling power distribution, etc.

Wars in the future will be fought in cyberspace. China may be further ahead of the US, probably is. American battleships won't be of use when the Chinese can turn out the lights and break down Internet and cell phone communication in North America.

A war with China would be commandeered by their hacker generals vs American ones. So who do we have that has the experience and skills
to fight the enemy on their terms?

This is not Science Fiction.


Mike



posted on Apr, 23 2009 @ 10:39 AM
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The add shouldn't surprise anyone.
We must be aware that the times we live in are more and more dominated by computers, and controlling that means having power.

I personally came from a country where people are aware of this , there are a lot of young people , computer geniuses , that live a good life from a very young age, because of their knowledge.

At first they did e-bay scams, phishing schemes , they used to brake databases from where they took names, credit card details and so on.
Now, most of them , are concentrating on something else , either they target big companies , and enter their databases , or brake down their software or something like this, but they are careful not to make any damage, and right after they done it, they contact the company telling them about the breach and about the unsafe system. In most cases, the hacker ends up working for that company.

Others target foreign governments, either because they are to influenced by James Bond movies either because they are to naive or either because they are to confident .
Also , in those cases, many end up working abroad , for the agency they attacked.

There were many cases when Pentagon computers were attacked , Nasa's and so on, many ended up being hired and paid nice money.

So you see, until now , hackers were the ones that were chasing a nice paid job by attacking systems, now , because of the times we live in, things have changed, governments are chasing them, so that's why that add shouldn't came as a surprise to anyone

[edit on 23-4-2009 by charlie_the_loafer]



posted on Apr, 23 2009 @ 02:46 PM
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The point being that if your good enough at something, the US will hire a criminal.



posted on Apr, 23 2009 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by nixie_nox


The point being that if your good enough at something, the US will hire a criminal.




If the US didn't hire or fired everyone who had committed crimes, known or still to be discovered, most of them would be gone. And pickings for replacements with the same knowledge and skills would be very slim.

People falsify their tax returns, do stupid things as kids, use illegal substances and drink under age. Many in the military overseas or as tourists do things that they would not do at home. Bill Clinton we all know about. Barack Obama admits to using drugs heavily in the past. We know a lot of government people are hopped up on something at any time.

My own life experience, most interesting and moving forward people will admit to having something they regret in their past.

Most hackers are like rebellious kids doing their illegal activity for the intrigue and kicks, with the whole world their gameboard.

Not condoning this as good, but that's life.

The other option is hiring people with spotless records. They would for the most part be boring, unimaginative, uninspired, and unassertive.

On a closing note, the people who founded the United States of America as an act of rebellion against British rule, in the process broke laws and were criminals, too.


Mike



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