Friday, September 30, 2016

Hacking the Vote:Time Magazine

My concern would be in less sophisticated U.S. states (regarding technology) where tallies of votes are fed across the Internet where counts could be manipulated while traveling across the Internet. Though it wouldn't affect all tallies it could affect some and direct illegal votes towards Trump who Putin wants to install as his puppet as a President who would be Putin's dictator who he could bribe with money or favors. Julian Assange of Wikileaks likely has also cut a deal with Putin to get him out of the London embassy to Russia somehow where like Snowden he could have relative freedom from prosecution in the free democracies of the world. Assange may release emails of Clinton on the eve of the election as per deals with Putin to gain his own release from England and the Embassy he is legally trapped in.

Begin quote from Time magazine from the October 10th 2016 issue on page 30

What's behind Russia's effort to Influence the U.S. Election?
By Massimo Calabresi

The leaders of the U.S. government, including the president and his top national security advisors, face an unprecedented dilemma. Since the spring, U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement agencies have seen mounting evidence of an active Russian influence operation targeting the 2016 presidential election. It is very unlikely the Russians could sway the actual vote count, because our election infrastructure is decentralized and voting machines are not accessible from the Internet. But, they can sow disruption and instability up to and on Election Day, more than a dozen senior U.S. officials tell Time, undermining faith in the result and in democracy itself.

The question, debated at multiple meetings at the White House, is how agressively to respond to the Russian operation. Publicly naming and shaming the Russians and describing what the intelligence community knows about their activities would help Americans understand and respond prudently to any disruptions that might take place between now and the close of the polls. Senior Justice Department officials have argued in favor of calling out the Russians, and that position has been echoed forcefully outside of government by lawmakers and former top national security officials from both political parties.

Unfortunately, it's not that simple. The Presidentand several of his closest national security advisers are concerned about the danger of a confrontation in the new and ungoverned world of cyberspace, and they argue that while the U.S. has powerful offensive and defensive capabilities there, an escallating confrontation carries significant risks. National Security Council officials warn that our critical infrastructure--- including the electricity grid, transportation sector and energy networks-- is vulnerable to first strikes: others say attacks on private companies, stock exchanges and the media could affect the economy. Senior intelligence officials even worry about Russia exposing U.S. espionage operations in retaliation. And while the U.S. officials have  "high confidence" that Russia is behind what they describe as a major influence operation, senior U.S. officials tell TIME, their evidence would not yet stand up in court.

To read more buy the Time magazine from the October 10th 2016 issue on page 30

I have written about all this before. The problem has become "Hackers and supercomputers teaming up" which has laid to waste "Literally all security of any kind on the Internet".

In other words anything connected to the Internet no matter how high a level of security cannot stand up to a Supercomputer programmed by hundreds or thousands of hackers. Because what happens is a supercomputer just amplifies what any hacker can do in 24 hours by about 1 million. So now, the whole Internet is vulnerable to what ever nation wants to do with their personal super computers. This is one reason why the U.S. government is giving up access to addressing sites because I think the hope ultimately is: "The Internet will eventually collapse because of various problems" Because our government can no longer police what is happening against supercomputers. This is just reality now on the ground worldwide.

So, my point of view is there might not BE an internet within 5 to 10 years at all because of this. Or, it might take a completely different form than we see now, especially in the Free democracies of the world.

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