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According to the White House, no data was accessed or stolen from classified networks

The White House announced that it had been the victim of a cyber attack, but the hackers didn't get away with any valuable information.

According to a report from Politico, the attack was geared toward a White House Military Office computer system. However, the White House said that the attack was isolated and that it affected an "unclassified network," so no data was stolen. 

It was confirmed that the hackers were from China, and that the method for the attack was "spear phishing." This means that the hackers sent an email that contained links or download attachments that were labeled with important tags or phrases to lure in the reader. However, once they click on the links or download the attachment, malware is released into the computer system.

Just last month, it was announced that the White House is working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and others to create an executive order to counter cyber security threats. However, many argue that an executive order isn't good enough -- they say cyber security legislation is necessary because it can offer greater consequences for hackers, give the DHS funding for cyber security workers, etc. 

Source: Politico

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RE: Just saw this
By EricMartello on 10/5/2012 12:24:07 AM , Rating: 2
Mubarak was forced to resign, and was then arrested and prosecuted for the killing of innocent civilians.

Ohhh really? So who is prosecuting him now? The same people who prosecute America for being the source of all evil and want to annihilate Israel because they're jews and not muslims? Right, you're clearly seeing this for what it is.

The fact of the matter is that you don't know what happened - you just know what you've been told, same as me...and the "reality" of your interpretation does not mesh with the reality on the ground.

But hey, believe whatever you want.

Again, a President has no affect on Oil prices, even if Obama were to "Drill Baby Drill" the Oil produced would be sold on the open market, it wouldn't have some magical influence on bringing prices down in the USA.

Even if the oil was put on the open market rather than refined and sold directly to the US gas stations, the additional supply would have reduced prices because US and global demand has been fairly steady. Obama and most on the left WANT gas prices high so that their green energy agenda gains traction.

Market forces and a conglomerate of Oil producing nations dictate the prices.

That's true if we're buying oil from an OPEC country but not if we're producing the oil at home. The reason we import oil is due to eccentric EPA regulations that basically say if we start drilling at home the world is going to end.

Supply and demand doesn't even come into it, it's a rigged game.

See, you're beginning to get it but not completely. It is rigged if you import oil, but if you are producing it domestically you can give tax credits to companies to sell it locally rather than exporting it, in other words, allow them to make more profit by selling domestically via policy. Why do you think we have tariffs at all and why should oil be excluded?

Why do you keep equating far right ideology with Anarchy?

If you're asking this question maybe you should do some research before replying. Far right implies extremism and far right extremism is anarchy. Do you know what anarchy is? It's probably not what you's a type of social structure where people live in small, isolated groups and there is no semblance of any centralized government. It's still hierarchical, but more along the lines of what you'd see in the animal kingdom. Anarchy, contrary to popular belief, is not "utter chaos" - it's a lack of a governing authority.

To the outside observer Fox exists as the Media Arm of the RNC. Not once have I seen a positive story on Fox about the left.

So we've gone from Fox being outright liars to Fox just being "mean spirited" toward the left. Honesty I cannot say much good about the left. It never leads to good for a country. European history and even world history prior to the USA being established is evidence of this fact.

Again, they tread where others dare not and this is a good thing, politicians should be held accountable by both sides of your media, but that's where your problems lie, your "News" outlets have huge political bias.

The people on Fox are not right-wing ideologues. If Romney does bad, they acknowledge it. Look at the left's reaction to the debates last night were Obama was totally demolished.

The left-biased media is pushing reports like "Jim Leher didn't do his job" or "Bye bye big bird". This kind of nonsense is not news.

The people at Fox are people who love America; the people on the left want to reshape America into something that suits their agenda.

When this happens they cease to become News outlets and only mouthpieces for their respective parties.

Fox does consistently invite members of the left, including political candidates themselves, to appear on air and say what they have to say. Most of them decline...and it's not because there is some bias against them at Fox, it's due to them not being able to defend their views when faced with tough questions.

Wishful thinking comes to mind with this one.The chances of your message being heard in a sea of the Internet are fat to slim.

People often confuse the ability of their message to be heard with the fact that maybe a lot of people think their message is just idiotic.

The fact that anyone can say anything on the internet means you have to have a compelling message and sound delivery of the message to get noticed.

While some of Europe has gone overboard on the socialism, some countries have not. Again, I'm a fiscal conservative and open on the social issues, were all adults right.

A lot of what Obama has done could be construed as continuing with a lot of what Bush did. Continue the wars, keep Gitmo open, run up the deficit.

Bush is often maligned by the media, as it is "cool" to do to anyone who is not on the left, but he did deal with 9/11 quite well. He did fend off a major recession coming off of Clinton with the dot-com bust. He did ensure that both businesses and people were prosperous for the majority of his presidency.

What Obama failed to do is address the immediate problems facing America - instead he spent his time and energy primarily pushing Obamacare through. He said he would cut the deficit in half in 2008; he added $6 trillion to it and that number is still going up.

It makes me laugh when Americans slag off Greece etc, have you looked at what your deficits are and are projected to be.

Most Americans don't want to end up like Greece or Spain, and we certainly do not want to become a welfare state like Sweden.

"Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine." -- Bill Gates

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