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Australia is tooling up for a “long, persistent fight” online, and believes digital combat will be as important to the nation’s future security as involvements in Iraq and Afghanistan were in the last decade. No less a figure that Prime Minister Julia Gillard expressed that opinion today in a speech billed as a landmark security …

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Oh dear...

...they said cyber.

Where's the icon that represents taxes being flushed down the khazi?

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They also said agile. Oh well ...

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So I'm not the only one that cringes at the "cyber"... Thank god *wipes sweat off brow*

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Bingo!

Though playing buzzword bingo with politicians and public service IT managers is shooting fish in a barrel...

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and believes digital combat will be as important to the nation’s future security as involvements in Iraq and Afghanistan were in the last decade.

And no doubt be equally useful to the Australia people.

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Well on the plus side at least they're not even pretending it's anything other than window dressing if we take that statement at face value.

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What we need is a good old fashioned ...

war game, except this pits one nations hackers against other nations hackers.

Anonymous could be asked to join, along with those smart Russian independents.

Then we would see who really are the Top Hackers. Hell they could even make a movie of this along the lines of Top Guns. Then all these loud mouths who keep on boasting their prowess can shut up.

The prizes could be a few thousands of dollars - in the case of governments donated to a charity in the winners country - and the targets can be anything. A great target for the US would be to find a message containing purported messages about using a 'percussive' device on board an airliner. And the proof would be as they ground flights all over.

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YES! The movie could be called "The Hunt For The Red October Exploit"

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Oh dear God no! The media would simply be awash with every pundit and critic spouting the word "cyber" at every opportunity, even more so than they do now. I'd need a few weeks holed up in a tent in the Caringorm's to survive that one without going bonkers!

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Oh Bullshit Mrs Ginger.

"digital combat will be as important to the nation’s future security as involvements in Iraq and Afghanistan were in the last decade."

The fake stories raised by Bush and his oilmen buddies, to invade other countries and kill millions with uranium cored weapons, starvation, sanctions, space weaponry, missiles, stealth bombers, etc., etc., etc..

I think John Howard - ex PM of Australia was the champion of sleaze politics, but he was scared to death of Bush...

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work for the global banksters we go..... we shoot all day and give them pay,

Hi, Ho, Hi, Ho, Hi, Ho, Hi, Ho, etc...

FAIL - sick of bullshit artist politicians.

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Re: Oh Bullshit Mrs Ginger.

Chuckle, The funny things been the responses.

40% repeat and treat it as news,

30% say Oi she ripped the guts out of the relevant budgets n cry "Bullshit",

20% say it sounds lovely but given the current lots track record, don't hold your breath they're an pack of liars

10% Dont want to say anything as they might anounce something "Strategic" in the secor you work in "Bloody Hell!!!!"

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9/11 Decade Ending?

The most significant event in recent history which occurred on 9/11, as far as I recall, is the breaching of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989.

Unless Ms Gillard is confused about date formats, which, in Australia is the same as in the UK. In any case, if she meant 11/9/2001, that decade should have ended by now … ?

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whose

Not: who's

It is not difficult, really.

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