At the Naval Network Warfare Command here, U.S. cyber defenders track and investigate hundreds of suspicious events each day.
The predominant threat comes from Chinese hackers, who are constantly waging all-out warfare against Defense Department networks
Attacks coming from China, probably with government support, far outstrip other attackers in terms of volume, proficiency and sophistication.
The conflict has reached the level of a campaign-style, force-on-force engagement,
The motives of Chinese hackers run the gamut, including technology theft, intelligence gathering, exfiltration, research on DOD operations and the creation of dormant presences in DOD networks for future action, the official said.
A recent Chinese military white paper states that China plans to be able to win an “informationized war” by the middle of this century.
Trends in Outsourcing
Code outsourced to India
Architecture and designed retained in US (i.e. Software Engineering)
Latest trend: code outsourced to China from India and Software Engineering done in China.
We may be losing our competitive advantage. Companies should beware!
Latest Trend in Video Games (Get Rid of the Buttons)
Nintendo Wii (pronounced wee) doesn’t rely on thumb operated bottons. It has accelerometer in the handset to detect motion.
It has created an entirely new and fun interface that focuses on making the game fun instead of better and better graphics.
However, customers are just getting used to the new interface
Jaana Baker ended up launching the controller of her new Nintendo Wii right into her 37-inch (94-centimeter) TV?
Like some other owners of the new game console and its motion-sensitive wireless remote, Baker took the freedom to move a little too literally.
It was a particularly spirited round of Wii bowling caused her to lose her bearings before unleashing what she had hoped would be a perfect strike.
In recent weeks, the Web has been seen many reports of excited gamers losing their grip on the Wii’s controller or smacking their arms into nearby objects.
Tether said the need for DARPA’s mission ? to prevent the technological surprise of the United States and create it for its adversaries by keeping our military on the technological cutting edge ? remains the agency’s operating principal.