In typical fashion, the technical elite focus primarily on the technical solutions. That is not how this war will be won. This time the enemy is trying approach X
, which is sloppy and inept, and you have 8 different technical solutions with which to counter it. So you chalk it up as a victory for the geeks or even as an important improvement to the system.
This clumsy assault which you've thwarted with your technical prowess, and all of its sibling assaults in this diversionary and dissipative battle, are not the war however. They know they can't win the technical battle, so of course they will not even set foot on the field. They will say "We tried to build a secure network, but we've been continuously thwarted in our every attempt. Now we need to go after these [insert scary moniker]." The next phase will be increased and targeted criminalization. This phase is the building of the case in support of the draconian laws that are to come. It's difficult to take away people's freedoms for no reason. It's easy to convince people to give them up voluntarily in exchange for security. Especially for security from mysterious threats involving forces that they do not understand (eg. technology). By feigning technical restriction, they are drawing you out
so that you might build the case against you yourselves. It's classic battlefield tactics--use your enemy's strength against them.
This war can only be won by defeating the enemy's ability to create legislation against freedom. Since it is the public's ignorance that will make this possible, the battleground of education is where this contest will be decided. Unfortunately, that
particular topic is deep
behind enemy lines and well nigh unassailable.