Answer: With Knowledge, both Lies and Truths. Every lie has some element of truth. Every truth has some bias of lie. Great lies appear more true than obvious lies. Great truths appear more false than some lies.
A computer hack is a lie to a computer, disguised as a truthful command. All lies, great or small, told to human beings, are designed to hack their brain in essence.
By that logic, we are all hackers. We hack each other’s brains, sometimes with lies that others spread to us, to influence each other, for power, for personal gains. Sometimes the truth hacks back. Thus, knowledge and information simultaneously enlighten us and threaten us.
But in this philosophical turn of rhymes, it doesn’t matter whether one is told a truth or a lie. One realizes that one is being hacked by information delivered by someone else. It’s someone else’s truth or lie, designed to influence us.
If one allows the information to hack one’s brain, then one becomes a victim, a slave to someone else’s influence.
One’s ONLY defense is a security feature, a filter called Reason. With Reason, we filter, decrypt, digest, break down the information into OUR own truths or lies. Then, we have some control, we can choose to be UNSWAYED or UNINFLUENCED by the information bombarding us.
The ONLY achievable means of our own security in our own reason, is to be stubbornly refused to be swayed or influenced. That is the ONLY true individuality.
***With that, I now apply my reasons on my latest refusal to be swayed or influenced.
How Many Chinese Hackers Can Dance In A Cyber Espionage Report?
Apparently, the answer is inevitably, a lot, because otherwise, who would bother to write a report about them?
If that sounds familiar, it is because you can apply that to just about any answer that’s begging for a pointless question.
That is to say, if you believe that there is a massive number of angels capable of dancing on the head of a pin, you don’t need any proofs. Every thing will confirm your beliefs.
So, the same logic serves the report recently released by Mandiant. http://intelreport.mandiant.com/Mandiant_APT1_Report.pdf Which by the way, reads like rehashed media stories of equally questionable logic. But somehow, if a bunch of tabloid reports are compiled, it would be too many coincidences, as the logic goes.
Granted, all governments are researching cyber warfare. And so are many private individuals. Some for noble causes, others for mercenary reasons. But by the same logic, one’s reaction ONLY demonstrates one’s own basic belief in human nature.
Critics of the Mandiant Report argue similar general points. http://www.voanews.com/content/china-russia-israel-france-iran-cyber-threat/1608419.html
I do not care to venture into what Mandiant’s report writers believes, but let us talk about some of their basic errors in their conclusions: (And this may take a few days)