Another huge data breach: This is why the "encryption debate" is stupid.

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by zioxide, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. zioxide macrumors 603

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    http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/18/politics/juniper-networks-us-government-security-hack/index.html

    Many clowns, including people like Clinton and Trump, have been whining recently about encryption and complaining about Silicon Valley being so adamant about securely encrypting everything. They claim "encryption helps terrorists" and that Silicon Valley won't help fight terrorists. This is a prime example of why Silicon Valley has been so adamant that encryption is necessary.

    This type of thing happens daily even without the government trying to mandate any "backdoors" (security flaws) in American-made software products. Breaches like this would grow exponentially in both frequency and severity if some of these politicians had their way. This is a prime example of why we should be doubling-down and investing even more resources into hardening our encryption algorithms, encrypting everything, and investing a ton to improving our nation's cybersecurity.

    Meanwhile, the 21+ million people who had their identities compromised by the data breach of an unencrypted database at the Office of Personnel Management started getting letters this week to notify them...
     
  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Muslim extremists are not the biggest threat to our security, cyber terrorism is.
     
  3. zioxide thread starter macrumors 603

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    Absolutely. Terrorists can spill the blood of a few innocents, which is tragic, but a massive cyber attack could bring our entire economy to it's knees.
     
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    Cyber terrorism is not "glamorous" enough for politicians or the news networks. They would rather show blood on the streets to spread fear into the public. They will just say well it's your fault for not protecting your data. Meanwhile they want to make it even less secure.
     

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