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The EU and the US have agreed to work more closely on the fight against cyber-crime and in the promotion of cyber-security. A meeting between EU home affairs commissioner Cecilia Malmström, responsible for the fight against cybercrime, and US Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano agreed to run a joint EU-US cyber-incident …

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Translated

This lot gets translated in plain english as,

"We are going to waste yet more of your scarce money in protection to our suicide bankers."

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Black Helicopters

AC

Why do they need to run exercises? We are already fighting a cyberwar, and know exactly which Chinese military bases the opposition are based in. Just cant talk about it in public.

Any doubts; ask what happens to a gvt Blackberry that has been in mainland China? It gets binned on return.

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Alien

The fight against cyber-crime

> Three key areas of particular concern were identified:

a) fighting botnets: A vast army of compromised Windows 'computers'

b) securing industrial control systems (such as water treatment and power generation): SCADA units running on Windows over tthe Internet

c) enhancing the resilience and stability of the internet: Nothing wrong with the Interent as such, it does what it says on the packet, delivers packets to end nodes ..

ps: I've never known meetings as a solution for anything .. :)

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Something to Challenge and Embrace Google Exacycle for Visiting Faculty,

"a) fighting botnets: A vast army of compromised Windows 'computers'" ... Anonymous Coward

Posted Friday 15th April 2011 11:35 GMT

Methinks that should be vast armies of commandeered Windows computers ...... A proactive civil defense measure and simply complex precautionary move to punish dodgy systems abusers .... loser users.

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FAIL

Bleh

*sigh*

Expect lots of idiotic laws to be called out in order to protect the hoi polloi from themselves...

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(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Bleh

Expect lots of idiotic comments pointing out your redundant 'the'.

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Loan words

Generally where multiple words exist in a phrase that becomes a loan word it is taken as one word, more so in french than greek but it all applies. 'déjà vu' or 'Mardi Gras' or 'Ménage à trois' 'Hors d'œuvre' or 'grand prix'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoi_polloi#Usage

Baaah*..

(*that was a fryism)

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unintentionable?

What is ElReg's term for collateral damage on the internet?

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anything with 'war' in it

The us government can't control itself.

War, war, war, war, what government contractor can benefit from this?

Im sure the bidding started before the hat was tipped.

War is a thriving business in the US Government.

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