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Hi folks,

I saw an article from krebs on security in regards to some stuff dealing with the Russians and the potential hacks that were reported in the news that he didn’t cover.

While his article links to some stuff, he indicates there are no clear signs that he could find that indicate that Russia was directly involved in our elections, but anything is possible. The article is entitled The Download on the DNC Hack and is a great read.

I think over time, policy makers will have to get involved in this debate on the Internet of things and other internet issues where policy can be made to protect our interest on being as secure as humanly possible, but yet, make it illegal for the numerous things that are going on now a day.

I am hopeful that at some point, we can have people doing the work they do on finding vulnerabilities which is already going on, and yet, people who do distructive things get penalized because they caused harm.

There are two types of hacking. The first is white hacking where its done for fun, no harm is done, and things are properly disclosed and patches can be developed.

The second is black hat hacking, where people hack, make distructive programs, and at some point, people will get hurt if they are not already.

I’m only on chapter 5 on the book I posted here dealing with Stuxnet, and if this is the way things are going, I can imagine someone will get hurt because they will stop at nothing. The ransomware epidemic at hospitals and other companies are only the tip of the major problem, and that is responsible disclosure if you get in to a network.

When i grew up, the Internet was fun. We did not have these big time breaches like what has happened the last few years. The DNC, the RNC, and other major sites have been impacted by the stories of the past year, and reports indicate its only going to get worse.

What are your thoughts on this? Can government get involved where tech companies and government work together to make things work and government understand how dangerous some of what is happening can effect every day business?

I really don’t understand why government thinks its ok to develop something like stuxnet to disrupt business, when once it goes out on the net, thats the end of it, you have no control. Control starts at what you’re building.

Please leave your thoughts in the comments, and lets start talking.

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