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Why Iran Hacks
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Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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1/29/2015 | 1:45:20 PM
More than fiction?
It is really interesting to see hacking today, becoming a far more legitimate threat than any of the movies in the '80s and '90s which painted hacking as this dangerous, misunderstood underground tool for evil/good in equal measure. It's becoming that powerful on the world stage. 

If you'd said those films had some measure of accuracy when I first watched them, I'd have laughed. Now, it actually makes sense. 
LucasZa
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LucasZa,
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1/29/2015 | 2:38:53 PM
"Axis of Evil" cooperation and cyber capabilities
Speaking of that and N Korea's cyber capabilities, I suggest reading blog posts and whitepapers published by Bruce Bennett. N Korea's cyber capabilities are far greater than we thought. N Korea and Iran are good examples of asymmetric warfare. See www.rand.org/about/people/b/bennett_bruce.html
mwallsedgewave
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mwallsedgewave,
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1/29/2015 | 2:57:57 PM
Re: "Axis of Evil" cooperation and cyber capabilities
Thanks for the suggestion...Ill do that!
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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1/29/2015 | 4:09:03 PM
Re: "Axis of Evil" cooperation and cyber capabilities
Just made that link live, @LucasZa. Thanks for sharing it!
BertrandW414
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BertrandW414,
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1/29/2015 | 6:15:38 PM
Let's go back a little further in history...
To understand US relations with Iran let's not stop at 1979 but go back to 1953. That's when the CIA had Teddy Roosevelt's grandson, Kermit Roosevelt Jr., orchestrate the overthrow of Iran's President in Operation Ajax. A big trigger of that was that President Mossadegh had nationalized their oil, which really angered the British oil company that was operating in Iran. Part of the loss here is that Mossadegh promoted a secular form of democracy in Iran. Wild speculation here: if Iran had stayed on the path of secular democracy then perhaps Iran today would be an ally of the West in that region, like Turkey is.

I bet the Iranians have not forgotten about our coup and I bet that it feeds into their sense of animosity and distrust toward the West.
anon2364494044
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anon2364494044,
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1/30/2015 | 12:43:17 PM
iran`s influnce
Mr author, Persia (Iran) has been there for more than 5000 thousands years, still in most part of middle east and central asia or other parts of that region Iranian influnces are quite tangeble from food to customs or traditions. america is total history i doubt is more than 300 hundered years then u guys just 30 or 40 years ago coming from no where into the persian gulf or other area of middle easts and claiming iranian influnces is increasing?so what ?its natural its not a rocket sceince to underestand this lol
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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1/30/2015 | 10:53:15 PM
Re: More than fiction?
Remember that Sandra Bullock movie The Net?  It was completely ludicrous when it came out.  My best friend and I laughed at how terrible it was from a technological standpoint.

But now?  Today, in 2015?  More than completely plausible.


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