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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/3487/all-your-base-are-belong-to-us/

All Your Base Are Belong To Us

April 18, 2005 by

U.S. Military’s Elite Hacker Crew:

“The reality is, once you press that Enter button, you can’t control it,” he said. “If the government were to release a virus to take down an enemies’ network, their radar, their electrical grid, you have no control what the virus might do after that.”

The pre-cursor to Skynet? It also reminded me of the jingoistic, Russian hackers ‘best in the world.’

Via Slashdot.

{ 4 comments }

Lisa Casanova April 18, 2005 at 2:54 pm

“The reality is, once you press that Enter button, you can’t control it.” hmmm….maybe there’s an insight about government in general in there somewhere.

zuzu April 19, 2005 at 1:06 am

precisely why security conscious software designers have been devoting their resources to innovating with exactly this concern: Capabilities Security: How to Stop The SkyNet Virus

-z

Paul D April 19, 2005 at 2:19 am

It’s seems like remarkable hubris to assume all America’s enemies will be running Windows networks. :D

TDL April 19, 2005 at 11:44 am

What is going to happen here is the same thing that happened with the tip of military’s sword in the 1980′s & 1990′s. When elite anti-terrorist units and capable investigators (within the federal enforcement mechanism) had develpoed their abilities, they were never deployed to protect the U.S. against the threats they were tasked to protect against. What happened instead was to allow these assets to deteriorate. Al Qaeda, or some other similiar group, would strike the U.S., an in-adequate or no action was the response. This enemy grew bolder and deadlier. Now we find ourselves in Iraq training the enemy how to fight against us. The ancient admonition of the Spartans was to never fight against the same enemy for too long. We are now following the Spartan failure. The critical difference, our Thebes hates our cultural heritage (this is reference to the radicalized elements) and does not wish to preserve and revive it.

Regards,
TDL

P.S. This will, of course, be another example of government failure.

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