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The White House's cybersecurity desk warriors have installed a hotline which will allow them to immediately contact Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin in the event of an online apocalypse. The US Cybersecurity will have a direct connection to Russia’s Deputy Secretary of the Security Council, so they can report a "crisis situation arising …

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The two countries will, no doubt, be discussing China using the new line. Miscreants within the People's Republic were responsible for about 41 per cent of the world's cyber-attacks during the final quarter of last year, according to a report by online distribution network Akamai.

I wonder how many hackers are actually in China and how many are outside and merely taking advantage of compromised PCs in the country?

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Dare I suggest

At least half...

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The biggest hackers are ......

..in their own backyards !

NSA and FSB.

WTF?

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Failsafe (as in the film)

"I'm sorry Mr Putin, there's really no way to divert the bomber at this stage"

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Dr Strangelove or ...

I usually think more of the Kubrick film.

The code is OPE!

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I was thinking more Yes Minister

"Have we tested the line?"

"Well we don't like to as it seems to cause panic at the other end."

etc. etc.

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Is the hotline analog or is it IP based? If it's IP then the Chinese are probably listening in already.

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Is it a video conferencing link?

That way there is more opportunity for some Putin bare-chested machismo!!

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Re: bare-chested machismo

Sean Connery in Zardoz has Putin beat. Only a man with no fear could run around in nothing but a read handkerchief and thigh high boots.

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Re: D'oh!

Should have been *red* handkerchief.

Maybe I need more Red Bull...

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