Saturday, May 11, 2013

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt on cyberwarfare

Google's Eric Schmidt zeroes in on new digital age | Internet & Media - CNET News: ". . . .But even more troublesome is the scenario he paints for nations: a future where virtual armies become as important as real ones, to cope with a new era of permanent cyberwarfare which, he says, the Chinese are already waging. "There's evidence that China is busy stealing the intellectual property of American firms to help compete with them," Schmidt said. "And there's also evidence that they're stealing into government, our newspapers and so forth, for various human rights violations."

"Is there anything that can be done about this?" asked Braver.

"It's always going to happen. And the best thing to do is to strengthen your defenses," Schmidt said. "I worry about the U.S. government because it's so large, and many of its computers are 'down rev' -- not up to date.". . ." (read more at link above)

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