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Stonewalling and security…

… are two different things.

According to a Wall Sreet Journal article, computer spies have broken into the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35 Lightning) project ($300 billion) and have also breached the Air Force’s air-traffic-control system.

Several terabytes of data on the fighter program related to design and electronics systems have been stolen. The most sensitive information about the fighter resides on computers that are not connected to the Internet. The attacks appear to have originated in China, although exact sources of traffic can be easily masked.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said today that the United States is “under cyberattack virtually all the time, every day,” and that the Defense Department plans to more than quadruple the number of cyber experts it employs, to ward off such attacks.

In hacking the Air Force’s air traffic control system, Internet hackers were able to see the locations of U.S. military aircraft in flight.

Refusing to talk about the security in place and the nature of probing attacks does contribute to security.

Stonewalling occurs after the breach, however. Security occurs before.

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