September 6, 2007

THE MORE THE BETTER:

Hacking reports raise concerns about cyberthreat from China (David Lague, September 6, 2007, IHT)

Reports that Chinese military hackers have attacked the computer systems of Western governments have renewed uncertainty about the control China's civilian leaders exert over the country's increasingly powerful armed forces, defense experts say.

Government secrecy is so counterproductive that attacks should be encouraged.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 6, 2007 9:30 AM
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So what? I would assume that our side does the same thing, but no one seems to conclude from that that that there is "uncertainty about the control [US] civilian leaders extert over the country's [security forces]." I'd be disappointed if we weren't probing them. If anything, that this made the news is good news because you'd have to be pretty incompetent to be so obvious as to get the attentions of the Press.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at September 6, 2007 9:59 AM

Those unnamed "defense experts" sure do have some strange concerns, I'd say.

Why should the Chinese bother to be so sneaky when they've already bought Hillary?

Posted by: b at September 6, 2007 12:14 PM

oj's just pissed that US government secrecy has slowed down the transfer of nuclear arms technology to Iran.

Posted by: molon labe at September 6, 2007 3:45 PM

Slowed it? The Indian nuclear pact gives them easy access to warheads.

Posted by: oj at September 6, 2007 4:32 PM
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