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Comment Re:$10K to Facebook is cheap! (Score 1) 62

"Billion-dollar companies" face the exact same security issues and get hacked by 10 years old kid (or their equivalent) all the time. And their "top" security experts can't do much about it. I know, I'm one and I work for one.

The reason these companies fail isn't because their personnel sucks, but because hiking IS easy. Or, more precisely: the cost (in term of time, effort, expertise, etc.) to hack one of the many systems a typical big company has is completely dwarfed by the cost of securing those systems. The asymmetry between the two investment is so profound, we're not even thinking anymore in term of preventing hacks, we've moved toward a model where we want to minimize their amount and detect them as fast as possible, because we literally can't do better.

Comment Re:after usa/isreali stuxnet all things allowed (Score 1) 50

> stuxnet was typical short sighted policy from usa/isreali establishment.

Stuxnet was a way for the US to put pressure on Iran nuclear program without actually bombing the shit out of it, which was what Israel pushed for years. Stuxnet may very well have adverted a war between these countries. Do you think the US would have the "moral high ground" had this happen?

Comment Re:That's no domestic surveillance (Score 2, Informative) 98

>Who the fuck said it was?

People defending Snowden as a pro-american whistleblower that should be pardonned by US authorities.

>Americans have no fucking right to be fooling around with our computers and phones!

"Rights"? Power is power. The US, and every single other countries, are going to do things that favor their foreign policy, especially if they think they can get away with it. There's no "rights" here.

Comment Re:That's no domestic surveillance (Score 2) 98

>No, but it does highlight just how much crap was happening, just how much everyone else in the world needs to stop trusting American (or any other) spy agencies,

Because you were trusting spy agencies before?

>and how whiny and idiotic Americans sound when they complain about China hacking them.

Of course people will complain. Everytime something happen to a country that is caused by another country, people will complain. How this is "whiny and idiotic" is beyond me. Complaining is a form of soft power. NOT complaining would be pretty idiotic.

> Sorry, but if you are hacking everybody else, and undermining security, you deserve to be hacked in the same way.

"Deserve" is a weird word to use in the context of international relations. Nobody "deserve" power. Power is power.

Comment There used to be more than one trick (Score 5, Funny) 238

What I like is how the amount of tricks worth sharing has been getting lower and lower with the passing years. A decade ago it was "10 ways you can make money fast on the internet", then "5 tips for keeping your hairs", then "3 things the mailman doesn't want you to know", but now it's only one trick. And we won't give you any information about it, except that it's weird. Somehow I feel cheated.

Comment Re:Alternate views (Score 1) 848

> This is coming just days after Poroshenko dissolved his Parliament [], there were apparently rising protests against conscription into the Ukrainian army [], and the separatists were able to make progress.

> RT is claiming that Ukrainian troops crossed into Russia, in order to defect [], and the Ukranian government admits this.

Not sure why you think it's the "other side of the story”. It has nothing to do with the story. Some elements of the Ukraine military may be defecting AND Russia may be invading. These are not mutually exclusive claims.

Comment Re:Uh... Yeah? (Score 2) 242

> The NSA is an enormous liability with horrible internal security.

The US should remove its electronic spying capabilities because they are internally insecure? I'm not sure to follow you here. It doesn't make any sense, and looks more like a half-assessed excuse to support your conclusion (The NSA should be destroyed no matter what) than anything else.

> It yields virtually nothing useful to the general citizens,

I think the general citizen benefits from the US global hegemony of the last 50 years. I'm sure they don't "feel" like it, but that's the problem of living in a rich country and feeling entitled about it. You end up forgetting the true source of the success to rely so much on.

> and it's actions have jeopardized secure encryption globally

Oh yeah, no exaggeration here!

Well, what can I say? You have the username of your ideas.

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