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#1 OFFLINE   crp

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 01:15 PM

interesting. guidelines have been around for a few years but they were kept secret.
Know anyone can take a look and see how much they agree and disagree with the rules.
Note that these are rules but not regulations or laws.

https://www.whitehou...arter FINAL.PDF
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:20 PM

It  sounds good and and all but the NSA and CIA will not disclose vulnerabilities that they are actively exploiting. That would go against their interests..
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:29 PM

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but the NSA and CIA will not disclose vulnerabilities that they are actively exploiting. That would go against their interests.
And ours too. I am very interested in making sure my kids and grandkids are safe from cyber-terrorist, especially state-sponsored cyber-terrorism (cyber-warfare). These agencies need to keep their work secret in order to keep us safe from the bad guys.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:18 PM

Well I wish they had less power and over sight... I would trust the Computer Security industry much more so than any three letter agency.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:03 PM

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I would trust the Computer Security industry much more so than any three letter agency.
I don't see how you can say that when those in the computer security industry are in it for the money, or are working for and/or with those who seek to destroy the Free World!

I mean, look at Kaspersky - headquartered in Moscow, led by a billionaire formally trained by the KGB and a friend of Putin. Whether the CEO was actively aware his software is being used to spy on other governments, or if he can maintain "plausible deniability" because the KGB has secret plants in his company is immaterial. His software was used to spy on free nations. While some, including Eugene Kaspersky (the CEO) may deny their involvement, there is just too much evidence indicating otherwise. To deny it is the same as saying Russia does not try to influence elections in democratic countries either.

It does not take a genius to connect the dots here. Outed by Israel, Kaspersky confirms it took classified US information.

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The company said it discovered the code in 2014 in a ZIP file that its software flagged as malicious. Kaspersky said it destroyed its only copy and that no third parties saw the code, though other reports dispute the claim.
So 3 years later, he knows this specific code in question (among what must be millions, if not billions of suspect files from the 400 million computer analyzed yearly) was found in a zip file and the "only" copy was destroyed. Yeah right.

I don't always trust the methods used by the some of those 3 letter agencies, but I do trust their intent. And I fully believe in the second line in my sig.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 04:26 PM

I agree:
Whether or not Mr. Kaspersky considers himself benevolent, or sinister ... As a loyal Russian citizen  he's likely to consider it his patriotic duty to serve the best interests of his country when asked.

The nature of the work of the "3 letter agencies" necessitates a certain level of secrecy. When confronted with the unknown, the imaginations of the fiction and script writers can go wild.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 04:47 PM

I guess I'm the only one who had lost all faith in the US government. My opinion is as follows..The System is too corrupt for any real change to occur without a total collapse. I've felt this way for many years now.
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:44 PM

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The System is too corrupt for any real change to occur without a total collapse.
I totally disagree that it is corrupt. Corruption implies a willingness to act dishonestly for money or personal gain. I fully believe the vast majority of our leaders are there because they really do care about this country and their constituents.

The problem is, at least in the political arena, it has become an all or nothing environment. One side wants it all their way, or no way. And the other side wants it all their way, or no way. No one is willing to meet in the middle anymore.

I wish it was mandatory for everyone in this country to spend time in a foreign land. Then they would see how great this country really is, and how good off we really are - despite its many flaws.

I have lived in Portugal, England and Germany. And I have spent more than few days in quite a few other countries. I sure would not want to live anywhere else, nor would I want my children or grandchildren to be anywhere else either.
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 04:43 PM

Well we do not discuss politics here but you make want to look at their campaign contributions and their voting to see who they work for.
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