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Submission + - Cloudwar - An Internet Arms Race? (

s_p_oneil writes: "Are we ready for the US government to explore offensive measures to combat cyber attacks? While I agree that the US government needs to enhance defensive security measures across the board, I think we should protest offensive measures being developed by internal agencies. At the very least, these offensive measures should be handled by the military, and the military should only be allowed to use them against foreign aggressors. There are good reasons that offensive technologies are developed and tested by the military and not by local authorities like the NSA or the FBI. The potential for abuse/misuse is too high.

In addition, the military is more well-equipped to set up different groups and stage cyber-war games to test various offensive and defensive technologies against each other. If they're already doing this, then that's great. It also means the NSA doesn't need to be doing it."

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall