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U.S. Joins the Digital Arms Race

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Posted on May 26, 2009
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Jealous of Russia and China’s hacking prowess, the Pentagon is trying to beef up its cyberwarfare capabilities by developing a gadget that would enable a run-of-the-mill soldier to hop on your wireless network, take over a power plant and everything between.

Aviation Week via Engadget:

Devices to launch and control cyber, electronic and information attacks are being tested and refined by the U.S. military and industry in preparation for moving out of the laboratory and into the warfighter’s back[p]ack.

It’s a part of a technology race that is already well underway. The Russian attack on Georgia last year showed weaknesses in some combat areas, but not in cyberwarfare, say U.S. analysts.

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By jr., May 27, 2009 at 9:49 pm Link to this comment

What this article neglected to mention was, the obama administration is wanting the government to take over the internet, to appoint a cyber tzar, and monitor users and track the sites being visited.  Imagine the information they will be able to gain: bank account numbers, credit card numbers, passwords, etc.  This is the same government that lied to involve america in an illegal war and then proceeded to torture people, something also illegal, in order to attempt to make connections where there were none.  Who knows, should that bill that is in congress pass, another few administrations and the american government may be the death of the internet.

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By AbuMubarak, May 26, 2009 at 7:37 pm Link to this comment

This stuff is enough to make the most hardened atheist believe in Armageddon.

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By jr., May 26, 2009 at 7:27 pm Link to this comment

Oh, isn’t life grand.

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