Pentagon Declares Internet a Theater of War

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  1. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    http://www.democracynow.org/2011/7/15/headlines/pentagon_declares_internet_a_theater_of_war

    Look out for the drones...
     
  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    honestly I say it is about damn time that this would be the case.

    So much of our lives depends on the internet and an attack on that could truly cripple us.
     
  3. (marc) macrumors 6502a

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    Ridiculous and dangerous. Any self-respecting hacker covers up his traces. This can be seriously abused. Imagine someone hacking against the US and making it look like the attacks came from Iran... :eek:
     
  4. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Seems we allways have to have a war, cold war,war on drugs, war on terror, war on obesity, war on poverty, war on Internet without all these wars the people would not need govt. Everytime the govt has another war we loose more rights,liberty and freedom. Thats the real war!
     
  5. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    So a hacking attempt made to the US from a proxy server in X country. And we have a war.

    Bad idea, anyone? I'm all for acknowledging the fact that the Internet is extremely important, but this seems to open the door to quite a lot of abuse from the powers that be.
     
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    And DMCA notices will come with enhanced interrogation techniques.
     
  7. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; de-de) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Thanks, I was about to write something like this, but you already put it down perfectly.

    Seems like no matter how much debt there is, there is always money for another war. And this will only make it easier to create some fake reasons to start one.
     
  8. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    Cyberspace is a platform
     
  9. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Cyberspace is a front, just as economics is.

    Make no mistake about this.
     
  10. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    Do you not realize the very serious dangers things on the internet can pose to the real world? Stuxnet barely scratched the surface of it.
     
  11. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Yes, I do.

    A front, in the manner of the Eastern Front or the Western Front, not a false position.
     
  12. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Yes, stuxnet will be a problem when they turn our weapon against us.

    Meanwhile, guess who gets to define what is a "serious" cyber threat. My guess is embarrassing things will escalate rather quickly.
     
  13. Stok3 macrumors regular

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    It was likely carried out by our very own Govt. LOL
     
  14. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    Is the ocean a front? Is space a front?
    stuxnet is an example of what can be done
    More likely the Israelis than the US.
    stuxnet is an example of what can be done, what if someone demolishes our power grid? What do you think would happen to the US with no power for a year?
     
  15. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Yes, nuclear submarines, Arctic encroachment.

    Yes, weapons in low Earth orbit, directed energy from the Sun, the microwave field in Greenland.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. localoid, Jul 26, 2011
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    The battles rages for control of air, sea, land, and your brain...

    The concept of protecting U.S. Cyberspace from outside threats isn't exactly a new concept...

    DOD's Information Operation Roadmap (2003)

    Neither is the concept of protecting the Noosphere and your mind from undesirable threats...

    The Emergence of Noopolitik: Toward an American Information Strategy (1999)

     

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