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Air Force manual describes shadowy cyberwar world

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What got my attention!! Is the part that say "The manual points out that much of the Internet's hardware and software are produced and distributed by private vendors in other countries who "can be influenced by adversaries to provide altered products that have built-in vulnerabilities, such as modified chips." Here the manual link in pdf. http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/shared/media/epubs/AFDD3-12.pdf
 
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This is just policy from the air force and it's targeted specifically at educating servicemen (so far as I can tell).

There are a lot of classified papers regarding cyber warfare tactics and logistics. I believe some have been released, in heavily redacted form, that give much better insight into the reach of the gubernment in a shit-hitting-fan scenario.

A choice bit on pg. 35
Attack and exploitation operations in an HD scenario may involve complex legal
and policy issues; however, these issues do not prevent the application of attack and
exploitation operations for HD, but temper it. Unless approved by appropriate
authorities, DOD assets cannot be used to perform attack or exploit operations on US
entities.
 
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This is just policy from the air force and it's targeted specifically at educating servicemen (so far as I can tell).

There are a lot of classified papers regarding cyber warfare tactics and logistics. I believe some have been released, in heavily redacted form, that give much better insight into the reach of the gubernment in a shit-hitting-fan scenario.

A choice bit on pg. 35
wow
 
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If you believe any system does not have at least one backdoor built in for dev, support, security, oh shit, or government purposes you are silly. My cousin works for Lockheed Martin, and he made a few interesting comments on the latest cyber attack on the Iranian nuclear facility.


If a system has a kernel level listening port that only responds to a specific IP source, key, and port number out of all the ports, IP's, and keys you could generate do you think they would have found it by now? Hell no.
 

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You'd be surprised how much Telecom grade gear comes out of Israel. For such a tiny little country, the produce TONNES of digital cross-connect, muxers...
 
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All i will say is "Its not what you think"