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Comment: Re:Which is why (Score 1) 300

Store everything offline, air gap, then the person calls in when they need the information and it can be transmitted to them at that time over an encrypted link with various other security protocols enabled (changing passwords often, large passwords or phrases, security cards, tokens, etc).

Storing it online makes it a target and you're begging for it.

Comment: Re:Which is why (Score 1) 300

What I'm saying is don't put anything you don't want to lose out there, there are ways of dealing with this safely, though admittedly inconvenient.
The fact that there is concern for SCADA (and other) systems that are critical is another gigantic "duh" from the security stand point.

Comment: Which is why (Score 1) 300

I ask the same question again, why put this stuff online at all? Why are critical systems for infrastructure online? Why is anything of any importance for our government and nation available to the general Internet?

The only answers I've come up with are either cost related or they want them to be targets.

Comment: Just remember (Score 1) 80

This bit

record hundreds of encrypted calls and texts at a time for later decryption

And that it probably applies to any encryption offered up to consumers from Google, Apple, and Microsoft, etc.

If they haven't already added a master key to their encryption, the ability to decrypt easily through a "flaw" or "weakness" would allow deniability though.

Comment: Re:What better way (Score 1) 566

by koan (#48627429) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

No what I am saying is the contemporary idea of "never waste a crisis", not that Sony orchestrated this hack, but rather they (and others) will look to "how do we turn it around or profit from it"
In terms of locking down the Internet and/or "fighting piracy" as some add on rider to yet another security bill.

To simplify, it's another arrow in the quiver of reducing Internet freedoms and will be used as an example to justify some draconian regulation.

Personally I think it was some script kiddies having fun, if you've read any of the Power Point presentations that were leaked you may have come to the same conclusion I have, that the people in this division of Sony, are lazy, racist, greedy and incompetent at "security" and the Internet in general.

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