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The number of attacks and severity of attacks by Chinese hackers continues to increase

A congressional advisory panel has said China is perfecting its ability to engage in cyber warfare and other computer espionage against the United States and its allies.

Congress also warned that China is working on better engaging in cyber warfare that could lead to the delay and disruption of U.S. military deployment anywhere in the world.  Specifically, the Chinese are using cyber warfare to gain access to classified military documents, along with viewing documents from American corporations that work with the government.

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was founded eight years ago in an effort to help learn about and give advice regarding U.S.-China relations.  The overall threat of cyber attacks grows year after year, with 5 million computers in the United States last year the target of 43,880 incidents of attacks and other suspicious activity.  

The top 10 largest U.S. defense contractor companies all suffered computer espionage from foreign-based attackers, including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon.

Chinese ability to attack is "so sophisticated that the US may be unable to counteract or even detect the efforts" of the attacks, according to the report.

The six Democrats and six Republicans who make up the panel said China's wide scale military modernization and "impressive but disturbing" computer and space warfare abilities "suggest China is intent on expanding its sphere of control even at the expense of its Asian neighbors and the United States."

There was no official word back from Chinese officials about the report.

President-elect Obama and his new staff will have to deal with cyber warfare and similar issues related to China once he takes office in January.  

Obama will face pressure from lawmakers who seek to acquire additional funding for programs aimed at monitoring Chinese cyber attacks and help protect government and defense computers.

Another situation Obama has to consider is with the Chinese space program, which is "steadily increasing the vulnerability of US assets," with a better ability to locate US warships deployed in the Pacific Ocean.



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RE: Give it up
By Gzus666 on 11/24/2008 9:43:45 AM , Rating: -1
I think he is referring to the usual Democrat agenda which is increase stupid social programs, tax businesses and cut military spending. All of which are terrible ideas at this point.


RE: Give it up
By zombiexl on 11/24/2008 10:12:17 AM , Rating: 2
On correction...
quote:

I think he is referring to the usual Democrat agenda which is increase stupid social ist programs, tax businesses and cut military spending. All of which are terrible ideas at this point.


Might also be referring to that fact that Obama actually said he wanted to bankrupt the coal industry. Or just about any of the plans he has actually talked about.


RE: Give it up
By MPE on 11/24/2008 10:22:07 AM , Rating: 1
OMG - stop parroting Fox news. If you actually watch the entire recorded interview you would know the context of that comment. And that McCain ACTUALLY INTRODUCED legislature that expressed what Obama was saying. Basically, under the proposed Cap and Trade law, newly built old fashion coal plants is economically not viable. Current plants would get subsidized to upgrade their plants in order to conform - even make money out of it. So LEARN TO READ and THINK for yourself.


RE: Give it up
By grenableu on 11/24/2008 10:31:43 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
If you actually watch the entire recorded interview you would know the context of that comment.
Total BS. Here's the actual interview with Obama, about a minute and a half in. You can't deny what he said:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo5vAB10H8o


RE: Give it up
By MPE on 11/24/2008 10:50:01 AM , Rating: 2
The interview is more than half hour - try again.
Like I said watch the entire interview and look at the McCain Cap and Trade proposed law which is EXACTLY what Obama was talking about.


RE: Give it up
By grenableu on 11/24/2008 11:13:22 AM , Rating: 1
Why is it Obama supporters know less about his policies than anyone else? Obama's cap and trade plan would have put over 9 times the cost on coal power plants as the Warner-Lieberman plan (which McCain supported). Obama himself even said his plan was the most stringent ever proposed.

Its a moot point anyway. Even our Democratic congress isn't stupid enough to try to pass such a foolhardy bill.


RE: Give it up
By MPE on 11/24/2008 11:24:31 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Obama's cap and trade plan would have put over 9 times the cost on coal power plants as the Warner-Lieberman plan (which McCain supported). Obama himself even said his plan was the most stringent ever proposed.


Uhm - McCains proposal also made it economically not viable to create new plants using old technology. Both plans proposed is forcing "clean coal".


RE: Give it up
By grenableu on 11/24/2008 12:42:15 PM , Rating: 1
Stop playing stupid. "Clean coal" still produces CO2, coal plants, clean or not, are still hit exactly the same by cap and trade legislation.

Obama is the only politician who said he would "bankrupt" anyone who tried to build new coal power plants.


RE: Give it up
By masher2 (blog) on 11/24/2008 12:50:02 PM , Rating: 3
> "Obama is the only politician who said he would "bankrupt" anyone who tried to build new coal power plants. "

Well, what Obama said actually varied according to who he was speaking to. He told plenty of coal-producing states that he was for clean-coal technology. It was only in places like San Francisco that he came out against new coal plants entirely.

I think it's safe to say that, now that he's elected, we'll see that fiery anti-coal rhetoric moderated somewhat.


RE: Give it up
By rcc on 11/24/2008 4:01:43 PM , Rating: 2
Depending, of course, on who he needs a backscratch from.


RE: Give it up
By MPE on 11/24/2008 2:17:32 PM , Rating: 2
You are an idiot. Do you know what " " means?
No one is arguing about legitimacy of "clean coal". The discussion is about support for such policy and how you implement it. Obama and McCains fundemental support is EXACTLY the same. That is the point. No one is discussing what 'clean coal' is actually. And BTW - "clean coal" is the coal industry's own term.

Yes he said the word bankrupt because McCain and others did not have the balls to actually say it - without revision on old plants, these plants would be unable to pay for their pollution under McCains supported plan. That is fact. That is the point of the legistlation - to make old plant financially not viable while helping older plants.


RE: Give it up
By dflynchimp on 11/24/2008 11:59:28 AM , Rating: 1
Obama won, get over it.


RE: Give it up
By omnicronx on 11/24/2008 12:35:16 PM , Rating: 1
Ya really, your bitterness is not going to change anything..
Believe me, we would know after 8 years of Bush...


RE: Give it up
By InvertMe on 11/24/2008 1:07:49 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
by dflynchimp on November 24, 2008 at 11:59 AM

Obama won, get over it.


If you didn't vote for him you can bitch all you want. You "get over it" and welcome to the internet.


RE: Give it up
By johnadams on 11/24/2008 1:48:48 PM , Rating: 2
OK You know what?

1. Watch it
2. Rewind
3. and watch it again.
4. Repeat step 1 until you drink from the kool-aid.


RE: Give it up
By MPE on 11/24/2008 2:22:13 PM , Rating: 2
Or you can stop watching the 3 minute youtube video and watch the entire 30+ minute video to get the full scope. And while you are at it, Google McCain's own Cap and Trade policy. But that means you have to do your own research (aka Primary source) and come to your own conclusion instead of using pundits. Kool-aid comes in blue and red flavors.


RE: Give it up
By eyebeeemmpawn on 11/24/2008 10:41:37 AM , Rating: 2
Wake up! In America we live in a system of socialism for the rich and cut throat capitalism for the rest of us. The election is over, your name suits you.


RE: Give it up
By FITCamaro on 11/24/2008 12:11:22 PM , Rating: 1
How do the rich live in a system of socialism? Socialism's mantra is "take from the haves and give to the have nots". What are the rich taking from anyone? They earn their money through investments, high paying jobs, and running businesses (you know those things that give others jobs). They are rewarded for their success by being demonized by liberal politicians (despite said politicians also being rich) and paying higher taxes to fund government programs that they never use.


RE: Give it up
By Gzus666 on 11/24/2008 12:14:41 PM , Rating: 2
I believe he is referring to the bailouts that all the major businesses keep begging for, then we give it to them. Tax money going to businesses effectively does what he was saying. Once a business gets big enough, they seem to get bailouts to save them if they ever mess up.


RE: Give it up
By zombiexl on 11/24/2008 6:23:39 PM , Rating: 2
SO becuase I was a fan of white zombie and used the nick zombiexl for the last 15 years or so (starting back on IRC) I must be mindless.

Thats wonderful. I didnt realize a nick / login was supposed to tell the world all about you. I guess you must be retarded or a jailbird making license plates based on your name?


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