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Netto Azure
May 29th, 2009, 11:00 AM
US launches cyber security plan (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8073654.stm)

US President Barack Obama has announced plans for securing American computer networks against cyber attacks.
He said that from now on, America's digital infrastructure would be treated as a strategic national asset.
He announced the creation of a cyber security office in the White House, and said he would personally appoint a "cyber tsar".
Both US government and military bodies have reported repeated interference from hackers in recent years.
Mr Obama pointed out that al-Qaeda and other groups had threatened computer warfare.
Acts of terror today, he said, could come "not only from a few extremists in suicide vests, but from a few key strokes of a computer - a weapon of mass disruption."
The president said the United States was particularly dependent on its computer networks and therefore particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks.
In 2007 alone the Pentagon reported nearly 44,000 incidents of what it called malicious cyber activity carried out by foreign militaries, intelligence agencies and individual hackers.

First techie Prez?

Anyways, I am very happy with this development. I know that the US is quite open with it's cyber-infrastructure with it being a democracy and all but we really need to safeguard some of our personal information. =/

Virtual Chatot
May 29th, 2009, 7:42 PM
I'd bet my male parts that it's going to involve Linux.

Captain Fabio
May 30th, 2009, 12:16 AM
Hum... Fair enough if they are going to crack down more, but they can't really stop it.
The Internet and its people can never be stopped! XDDDDDDDD

May 30th, 2009, 1:20 AM
xD soundin a bit like George Bush there Mr President

May 30th, 2009, 12:19 PM
I'd bet my male parts that it's going to involve Linux.
Actually, it probably won't (http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/11/18/1949232). Integrity isn't based on the Linux kernel.