Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ask a nerd

One should probably consult a lawyer on legal questions. Likewise, lawyers should probably consult nerds on technical questions. I point this out because of this crappy Lawfare post. It's on the right side of the debate (FBI's evidence pointing to North Korea is bad), but it's still crap.

For example, it says: "One hears a lot in cybersecurity circles that the government has “solved” the attribution problem". That's not true, you hear the opposite among cybersecurity experts. I suspect he gets this wrong because he's not talking about technical experts, but government circles. What government types in Washington D.C. say about cybersecurity is wholly divorced from reality -- you really ought to consult technical people.

He then says: "it is at least possible that some other nation is spoofing a North Korean attack". This is moronic, accepting most of the FBI's premise that a nation state sponsored the attack, and that we are only looking for which nation state this might be. In reality, the Sony hack is well within the capabilities of teenagers. The evidence is solid that Sony had essentially no internal security -- it required no special sophistication by the hacker. Anybody could've done this.

He then talks about the FBI "admitting that it knew about the tools and signatures that North Korea used in past attacks and exploitations and yet still was either unwilling or unable to stop the attack on Sony". Just because The Phantom leaves behind his signature glove in his cat burglaries doesn't mean police can stop him robbing the Pink Panther diamond. It's perfectly reasonable to find similarities in computer viruses without that information being helpful in stopping future viruses. This is one of those things that seems only plausible to those completely ignorant of technology, which is why you ought to consult a techy first to see if you are off-base.

He then says "There are many, many steps the government will need to take to keep our networks more secure". That's a political line by fascists, like "government needs to keep the trains running on time". Neither is a particular need; both are justifications for police states. A cyber police states is not the appropriate response to the Sony hack.

In summary, while this Lawfare post appears to be on my side (not enough North Korea evidence), it's actually on the opposite side. It accepts all the basic premises by the government but only disagrees with them on one point. In actuality, much more is wrong with the government's argument than the lack of evidence.




4 comments:

David said...

Love this series of articles regarding the Sony hack subject. I almost garnered hope after reading such clear logical thinking on the matter. However, a quick listen of the airwaves and the voices of the sheep that regurgitate the sharp witted thinking of the FBI and most importantly the firm belief of the sheep in their Shepard has destroyed all hope of independent thinking for the masses.

Truth that is urgent said...

People.  Wake up, they are liars
It isnot the Koreans hacking and I can prove it
Listen here, these guys are frauds, the Feds,BILDERBERGS, G 8, dragons white and red, bush, Clinton's, Anonymous hackers and all the ones I named all along are big liars

Let me tell you the truth about SONY HACKING STORY

since they rob all my transactions, clients, commissions all I do, as I informed you many times.  
my computer was new and because they broke my wifi light and I was not able to connect it, I sent the computer to Sony to be fixed! I was in Florida and sent it to Sony California To be fixed and when Sony opened my computer on their premises, they got infected.

My computer is the P SERIES and all can be verified with Sony and obviously my hard drive which recorded all of their moves

Sony did not want to hear when I told them that they are the ones and stole trillions and trillions from me and trillions and trillions from other brokers.
It was too much for them and now they come out with this movie.

What happened?  The hackers bought Sony?   And they again are trying to pull a dirty misleading trick by accusing the Koreans?????

Are you surprised?

They need to be jailed

We had enough of the liar thieves

Investigator of investigators, judges, the ones that will help us to do something about this fraud so we can have a decent life

My number. 1 438 939 4380

God has His plan and has His anointed that will bring us deliverance from this atrocious abuse on us and our children.

I allow you all to put this worldwide, TRUTH MUST BE SPOKEN

Why should we be trampled and lied to by a bunch of good for nothing losers that can succeed by hacking and robbing the hard work of single moms.

Don't you all agree, it takes low life losers to do such a thing and you know they deserve the guillotine.

We had enough of the mean detestable terrorists because they are the terror
Of terrors, imagine how gross their actions are

They made so much from robbing us they have millions of servers where they host our bank accounts, phones, computers, tvs and are pushing for more control so they are not tried in a court of law.

They should be tried and given the guillotine

YOU ALL KNOW YOU WILL ANSWER TO GOD FOR ALLOWING THESE RATS TO MAKE US ALL HOMELESS

Truth that is urgent said...

The Feds are anonymous hackers with all all the banksters

Truth that is urgent said...

People.  Wake up, they are liars
It isnot the Koreans hacking and I can prove it
Listen here, the hackers are the Feds,BILDERBERGS, G 8, dragons white and red, bush, Clinton's, Anonymous hackers and all the ones I named all along are big liars since they hack rob all my transactions, clients, commissions all I do, as I informed you many times and do the same to all the brokers working in large financial transactions.

Sony first got hacked when I sent  my computer for repair.  Because the thieves have been stealing all my transactions it was infected by all their programs and Trojans.
my computer was new and because they broke my wifi light and I was not able to connect it, I sent the computer to Sony to be fixed! I was in Florida and sent it to Sony California To be fixed and when Sony opened my computer on their premises, they got infected.

My computer is the P SERIES and all can be verified with Sony and obviously my hard drive which recorded all of their moves

Sony did not want to hear when I told them that they are the ones and stole trillions and trillions from me and trillions and trillions from other brokers.
It was too much for them and now they come out with this movie.

What happened?  The hackers bought Sony?   And they again are trying to pull a dirty misleading trick by accusing the Koreans?????

Are you surprised?

They need to be jailed

We had enough of the liar thieves

Investigator of investigators, judges, the ones that will help us to do something about this fraud so we can have a decent life

My number. 1 438 939 4380

God has His plan and has His anointed that will bring us deliverance from this atrocious abuse on us and our children.

I allow you all to put this worldwide, TRUTH MUST BE SPOKEN

Why should we be trampled and lied to by a bunch of good for nothing losers that can succeed by hacking and robbing the hard work of single moms.

Don't you all agree, it takes low life losers to do such a thing and you know they deserve the guillotine.

We had enough of the mean detestable terrorists because they are the terror
Of terrors, imagine how gross their actions are

They made so much from robbing us they have millions of servers where they host our bank accounts, phones, computers, tvs and are pushing for more control so they are not tried in a court of law.

They should be tried and given the guillotine

YOU ALL KNOW YOU WILL ANSWER TO GOD FOR ALLOWING THESE RATS TO MAKE US ALL HOMELESS