Hacking is Old News
Antoine is at the Table
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, January 9, 2017. Our French friend, Ant Antoine, is at the breakfast table this morning. Antoine is puzzled about all this sudden shock about the subject of hacking. Taking it one step further, he is disgusted with the notion that there is anything new about hacking, because our nation and its people have been victimized by Russia and other countries over and over again. Please join Antoine and me this morning for breakfast and a realistic discussion about hackers and hacking. Antoine is preparing Egg Mc muffins. He hacked into McDonalds computers and discovered the recipe. I'll be serving French lattes with a little nip of Jameson. See you soon.
Thanks so much for joining Pop and me this morning. First let's dispose of the Russian hacking story. The Obama administration says they knew about the hacking 15 or so months before they addressed it. Wow, that's a very presidential reaction to a potentially serious intrusion! Now, on the eve if Obama's long awaited departure from the White House, the issue blooms like a sunflower and the Dems are aghast at the real possibility (in their minds only}, that Putin maneuvered a Trump win. What utter nonsense, but nonsense is what this administration deals in. The release of emails which were real and written by members of the Democratic party is a whole world away from slipping into our voting machines and changing votes! Some fools on the left are offering up this impossible occurrence as a likelihood. If the Russians hacked, it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to what has been going on in cyberspace in the last ten years. The computer age has left all of us vulnerable to having our personal information stolen by third parties who either mean to harm us or are determined to prove that it can be done.
This Bomb is Ticking
The subject of hacking should be old news to us now. The Chinese have been playing with us for a long time, along with lots of other players. Let's see, they hacked the State Department, The Untied States Postal Service, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Adobe, E-bay, Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan, Sony, the IRS, the Pentagon, the Office of Personnel Management, the CIA, Yahoo and on and on we go, and where we stop nobody knows.The real problem is our failure as a nation to recognize the massive scope of hacking and to address it in a meaningful way. This nation has done precious little to safeguard our sensitive information. Cyber warfare is the new frontier and we are woefully behind. Quite frankly, we are easy pickings for the Russians, the Chinese, the genius kid in his bedroom on Main Street or the brilliant cyber geek sitting in the basement of the Kremlin. We have been asleep at the wheel, and it is time to wake up, roll up our sleeves and get to work. The bomb is about to go off.
A Bright Idea
It doesn't take a genius to realize that time is not on our side. A great deal of damage has already been done by hackers, and the Russian so-called hack on the "election" is the least of it. The next administration has to get to work protecting our nation. Our power grid is completely vulnerable. Those we have elected over the years knew very well that we were at risk, but their realization never turned into action. An attack on our power grid can happen, and when it does chaos will rule the day. There is nothing dramatic about me saying that life as we know it would come to an end. Every system we have would go down. That translates to a scarcity of food, money, health care, refrigeration, gasoline, and just about every single semblance of civilization. Few people would survive the carnage. The hacking of our companies and government agencies is devastating, but it truly is the tip of the iceberg. Somebody in this new government had better get Congress to see the light before the lights go out once and for all.
Let's go children of the homeland
The day of reckoning has arrived
Against you tyranny has raised its ugly flag.....