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Old 02-11-2021, 09:12 PM   #1
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USA Hacks at Hacking


The Sunday New York Times had an interesting article about the failure of the United States to place adequate emphasis on cyber defense.

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Three decades ago, the United States spawned, then cornered, the market for hackers, their tradecraft, and their tools. But over the past decade, its lead has been slipping, and those same hacks have come boomeranging back on us.

Yet no one in government has seriously paused to recalibrate the strategy. Not with Michelle Obama’s emails caught in an American contractor’s dragnet in 2015. And not today, with Russian hackers inside our government networks. We went from occasional wake-up calls to one continuous, blaring alarm — and got better and better at ignoring it all.
 
Old 02-12-2021, 05:44 AM   #2
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I would agree. The US seem to have handled the voting better this year, but that's about all.

It is, however, much harder to protect some server that is effectively a sitting duck online as hackers can spend months trying every angle to get in. I can't forget Andy Borowitz's satirical article that when Russian hackers got into US Government systems in March last year, they were 'disappointed to find the US Government was ALREADY disabled.'

I'm conscious of how much I'd have to up my game if I put a server up. Right now, I can 'lie low' and leave next to no servers up, and nothing available.

BSD seems to be the thing, from what I gather. If my experience is much to go by, it certainly has the most paranoid users.
 
Old 02-12-2021, 08:25 AM   #3
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I would agree. The US seem to have handled the voting better this year, but that's about all.
Is this what people think who get their information from Guardian and BBC? Tens of thousands corrupted politicians who care only about filling their personal pockets and the only man who wasn't controllable by them and put the country first was maneuvered out from the office. Handled voting better, oh dear.
 
Old 02-12-2021, 08:49 AM   #4
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(Before this thread descends into another political flamewar and is locked, it would be awesome if we could all try to stick to the topic, both by avoiding making unnecessary off-topic remarks, and by ignoring any that are made.)

 
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(Before this thread descends into another political flamewar and is locked, it would be awesome if we could all try to stick to the topic, both by avoiding making unnecessary off-topic remarks, and by ignoring any that are made.)
Sorry Sir
 
Old 02-12-2021, 03:37 PM   #6
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The US seem to have handled the voting better this year,
WHATTTTTTT? Uh no. Least believable election of my lifetime.

Back on topic.
I would like to know how much hacking the US is engaged in, on going, right now.
And Israel, they have some of the best intelligence on the planet.

I know what my firewall logs look like, Of course, port scans can come through proxy's. I have asked before, what the firewall logs look like for members who live in Russia, and Iraq, Iran, Turkey etc.
 
Old 02-13-2021, 01:26 AM   #7
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It will take time for it to find it's way through all US Government and especially individual politician's systems, but it isn't true that the US Govt is still unconcerned about hacks. My Son has been employed for the last 5 years in a new and rapidly growing full industry that implements and maintains Federal security standards and their constant patching for any business but especially those involved in infrastructure. Those in infrastucture will be cutoff from any funding should they not comply. Naturally some regrouping has taken place since Covid replacing huge convention centers with conference "calls" but the business is already growing like a brush fire as a multi-billion dollar enterprise with only more of the same on the horizon.
 
Old 02-25-2021, 10:51 AM   #8
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that's true, Internet Security is a serious issue today. That's why I use chrome extensions vpn to protect my data and get access to the blocked sites. It works great and doesn't cost a lot.

Last edited by olvs; 02-26-2021 at 06:59 AM.
 
Old 02-25-2021, 02:07 PM   #9
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Anyone interested in their own security can start by online tests such as this one....

https://pentest-tools.com/website-vu...ebsite-scanner
 
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Anyone interested in their own security can start by online tests such as this one....

https://pentest-tools.com/website-vu...ebsite-scanner
^i use sometimes that site. usually i just do nmap scan thru VPN to my own ip address. like ftp telnet ssh http(s) scan.
 
  


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