Social engineering taken to a new level
Give The NSA all your data and free reign on your systems and they'll let you know if you've been hacked.
Sounds to me as if the prez is just making the NSAs job easier.
President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that will attempt to protect America's crucial computer networks by sharing knowhow between g-men and techies. The new order instructs federal agencies to set up a clearing house of real-time, up-to-the-minute information on what's menacing US infrastructure. Companies …
Or maybe it's the only way they really can jump a Air-gap, by convincing people you are there to help ...
5 1/4" - 3.5" FDD had a "write protect switch", I can't help but feel a small "dip switch" on side of a USB key, to cut "write" lines, to turn into Rom, would stop a lot of Infections, not for just a "air-gap" system, but all networks, as people could stop USB from being infected ...
Patents on it, as these guys patent reinventing stolen wheels, probably ...
The new order instructs federal agencies to set up a clearing house of real-time, up-to-the-minute information on what's menacing US infrastructure.
So, they will be collecting reports of how security is neglected, ignored, or assumed to be covered by insurance, instead of taking responsibility for the situation? Thought not.
Rights-warriors at the EFF are not impressed by politicians' efforts to push through security information sharing – for one thing, there already are ways for companies to swap stories.
Actually, having a single clearing house for this makes more sense if your goal is to actually share information. However, as Doctor Syntax astutely points out, there is a lack of trust between businesses and governments (not only within the US) that is not likely to be relieved any time soon. Having separate silos for inter-business and government-business postings is probably the most likely to succeed for the time being.
His order calls on the chief privacy officer of the US Department of Homeland Security to look into this troublesome thing (privacy, not the NSA) and report back in a year, so that's all right then.
I'm tempted to be pessimistic but instead I'll apply to do the report as a contractor as follows:
Day 1: Type up "Privacy... we're ok. We're not bothering anyone except <REDACTED> who should be snooped".
Day2 through 364: Vacation!!!!!!!!!!!
Day 365: Somberly and professionally deliver the report... in at least triplicate.
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Yet it's the same technology that is rapidly inflating those risks. Given that it's the negative use that is the most profitable, I don't think on balance that Apple or any others of their ilk should crow about their capabilities.
The Governments don't seem to recognise the irony of saying "we're here to help" when they cannot follow their own laws.
It would be nice if the NSA et al were tasked with protecting us all by stopping the criminals from exploiting our need to communicate via the internet.
Just a thought...
...is compromised as long as the fbi/cia/nsa/police are on an unrestrained crime spree for show.
For the defense in cases prosecuted by the fbi:
GERAL SOSBEE, ATTORNEY, witness to the macabre culture and grossly unlawful & criminal practices of the fbi:
Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
e.g. fbi plants child porn on my smart phone
fbi fraudulent attempts to plant my name at the scene of a crime:
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