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Defense Secretary Gates: 'Huge Threat' of Cyber Attack

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posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 07:22 AM
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The United States faces a major threat in the future from cyber technologies that will require civil-military coordination to shield networks from attack, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday.

"I think there is a huge future threat. And there is a considerable current threat," Gates told The Wall Street Journal CEO Council. "And that's just the reality that we all face.

More info at the link

Okay .. I fully understand that the threat of cyber attack is huge. I understand why it's huge. I understand how knocking out the cyber systems and computers, etc etc is of vital importance to an enemy. I understand how hacking into computers and disrupting or destroying our grids and money info - all on technology - would be a great blow and why it would make the enemy happy. I get all that.

The civilian-military coordination is what makes me nervous. I can see why it would have to be done that way. I get it. But AFTERWARDS ... will control be handed back to the civilians in regards to what should be civilian ?? electric grid, etc etc?? I'm wondering if TPTB hope for some kind of attack, even a small one, just so they can take it all over.

Or perhaps I'm just a paranoid conspiracist.

posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 07:46 AM
Why would anyone act surprised at this? If you give the "enemy" the secrets of all your technology then don't be surprised when they use it against you.

The Chinese are a clever and resourceful people, and they will use their resources to undermine the West where they can. Collectively the West has handed over everything they need to resist democratisation, allowing freedoms, and maintaining their grip on their own peoples. We've aided and abetted them in allowing them now to subjugate the rest of the world by handing over every tool they needed.

There used to be a restricted technology list for countries that were not friendly, but the Chinese came off that list. In most cases they make the technology now!

It gets worse! How many of us are so paranoid we use encryption software, SSL software, anti-virus, and firewalls and the rest. Well guess what, certain internet security companies have happily handed over all that technology over to Chinese companies. All in the name of profit.

So now the Chinese have the technology keys on how things are encrypted, how long would it take given the methods to derive solutions to decrypt anything and everything? Remember how well the British did with the Enigma decodes, starting with a few Enigma machines and code books! Technology has moved on, but so has computing power, and the Chinese have a seriously sized workforce to pull from! I suspect they can read anything and everything they want, for commercial advantage, military advantage, and to gain personal advantage over people.

Would the West have ever acted in the same way with the USSR? Would we have willingly handed over all our technology secrets to the Communist Soviets? Why on Earth have we done the same to the Communist Chinese? The West has sown the seeds of it's own destruction.

posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 08:40 AM
this is just a foreshadowing of the upcoming false flag cyber attack, that will be used to shutdown the internet, and when it comes back we will have internet 2.0

posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 08:49 AM
the man above me speaks the truth!

posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 08:56 AM
the next false flag will be a cyber attack

then they will say it was the muslims again ...

posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 09:09 AM

Originally posted by Faiol
the next false flag will be a cyber attack

then they will say it was the muslims again ...

Nah, they will blame the Chinese, and rightly so, they have broken military encryption and accessed military networks before, and seem to be able to do so at will.

The Chinese have made major advances in technology in recent years and may soon be ahead of the U.S.A.

A lot of the hardware and electronics infrastructure that the U.S. military uses are either wholly, or in parts made by the Chinese.
... But could they possibly be smart enough to have a back door into these networks and systems?

The Raptor that "crashed" in Alaska was likely brought down by an extremely powerful directional (targeted) EMP weapon the Chinese have, just to show the U.S. that they can.

Kind of like the Missile launch that never happened. (not the one in California)

Maybe we should just surrender now?

Could be good for the economy too!

edit on 18-11-2010 by Fractured.Facade because: Requested clarification

posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 09:57 AM
There is absolutely no reason why any Federal/Military computer should be connected to the World Wide Web.

None. Each military installation could have a local LAN and connect facilities together via satellite for 100% secure/unhackable networking.

This is how it once was. They connected all their computers to the world wide web to justify a false flag event.

No other reason. Get ready to lose the internet. When it comes back on, it won't be worth having.

posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 10:05 AM
i suggest you all save everything you deem relevent now, while you still can.

take some simple emp counter measures.

posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 10:14 AM
Seems to me we already have a 'threat'.
When the Pentagon says this:
Pentagon data diverted to Chinese servers

Something is definitely brewing in cyber space.

posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 10:25 AM
OP, that's an excellent point you make. Governments almost NEVER give back the power they grab/we give. However, considering the NSA (branch of military) already has a lot of control over cyberspace (at least intercept control), and considering the internet was created by the US military, this is really just the continuation of a an long, on-going "relationship" the military has had with the civilian sector.

posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 10:54 AM
Yes, another way to control us.

Sooner or later they'll be saying All your internets are belong to us and just shut it all down. Then replace it with a much, much more restrictive system....goodbye ATS, goodbye alternative news, goodbye free porn, all the good stuff.

"Terrorism" has already won, and apparently we are the Terrorists!
edit on 18-11-2010 by Signals because: classified

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