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Re: - Homeland Security seeks cyber counterattack system (Einstein 3.0)

  • From: Jean-François Mezei
  • Date: Mon Oct 06 15:24:35 2008

William Hamilton wrote:

> If it's going to "literally" shot down an attack like an AA weapon, are
> they planning on physically launching projectiles at compromised machines
> across the world and destroying them?

The politician saw the episode of Star Trek where "7 of 9" typed in a
few computer commands which caused some massive electrical jolt to be
emitted by the bad dude's keyboard a few light years away, knocking him
out. So they immediately think that they can do the same to incapacitate
those making attacks on USA govt systems :-)

Of course, this means the USA government will require all the world's
keyboards to be equipped with the 50,000 volt "this will shock you"
devices that only the uSA government can trigger :-)

In other words, the politician's words should be included in some comic
book, but shouldn't be discussed seriously.