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Argentina and Brazil coordinating cyber-defense in the framework of Unasur

Friday, November 22nd 2013 - 20:34 UTC
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Argentine Defense Minister Agustín Rossi met his Brazilian counterpart, Celso Amorim and agreed to incorporate all South American countries in their bilateral treaty on cyber-defense. The decision was made after several reports indicated the United States engaged in espionage activities against the countries in the region. Read full article


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  • Clyde15

    Does anyone think they are bright enough to do this ?

    “Brazil Superior War Academy” . Is this the de-luxe version of the basic model. Do they get free room service, a la carte menu and Egyptian cotton bath towels ?

    Nov 22nd, 2013 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Good luck with that, you haven't a snow balls chance in hell of succeeding.

    Nov 22nd, 2013 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    So what does a masters at BA's Army University Institute actually qualify you for?

    Being really really really good at losing?

    Nov 22nd, 2013 - 09:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    USA and UK are a true ignorants respect the rest of the world. “Coitados”.

    Nov 22nd, 2013 - 11:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    I love it. They will have all these meetings and eventually agree that Brazil will spend millions to fund it and having done so, some 17 year old kid, with a lap top upstairs in his bedroom, will hack in to it!

    Absolutely going to happen.

    Nov 23rd, 2013 - 08:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    Oh! espionage form Latam will be a lot of fun they will be seeing underwear holes from USAMEX politicians reverse mobile phones remotely and get easy access to Pentagon and CIA boxes.

    I remember that several years ago an argie kid got access to CIA, Pentagon and Harvard UNI just from a 0800 call free line.
    His name was Ardita if I'm not wrong.

    So he even had spent a Quid to perform the intrusion.

    I'm not sure about military because as you probably know there are normal thinking and military thinking usually just square like a box.

    ha ha

    Nov 23rd, 2013 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    My favourite technology story.

    The Americans spent thousands developing a pen that would write in the zero gravity of space.

    The Russians used a pencil!

    Probably not a true story, but you get the point.

    Nov 23rd, 2013 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1 The short answer is “No”. Doubt whether they could get beyond basic password security.
    @4 You mean there's someone else who's important? Yes there is. Australia, Canada, New Zealand. All important. Had a look at a map of the world. Possibly two or three Scandinavian countries. Can't see anyone else “important”.
    @6 Obviously you “know” more than you should. On the bright side, we know which “camp” latam countries are in. Properly classified as “enemy”. We now need to be certain. A clear enemy is argieland. Probable enemies are Bolivia, Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela. Possible enemy is Peru. Questionable are Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Paraguay. Let us act accordingly. Ordinary people can make a difference. Purchase nothing from the first five. If you meet a “national” of any of these “states”, they are quite likely to be “agents”, or crooks, or both. Note anything suspicious and report to police. At the very least, they'll get to spend several hours at the nick.

    Nov 23rd, 2013 - 02:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @1 Clyde15

    I doubt it. Remember when Brazil decided to cyber attack the NSA and targeted NASA instead?

    That's probably the level of what we can expect.

    I also think that Brazil joining forces with Argentina is a hoot. Argentina will expect Brazil to cough up the money, then they will renege on the deal, as usual.

    Nov 23rd, 2013 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Well guys, just when we thought the dust had settled and all the ruffled feathers were back in place over the dastardly Americans checking up on everybody in the World except for TMBOA (that MUST have hurt) along comes another laugh a minute with the Abbott and Costello Show of SA.

    Does Radio-shack still exist in America and have they got a branch in both countries because it looks like a bonanza day coming up shortly. I bet the Americans are crapping in their pants over this news as well as splitting their sides.

    Don’t these two understand what a pair of idiots they look like with this announcement? The mere fact that they have ANNOUNCED to the world what should have been a well kept secret is just too funny for words.

    Imagine Dilma and TMBOA having a revue of progress:-

    Abbott (the clever one): Rubber Face, WTF did you tell everybody what we are doing; it’s supposed to be a secret?
    Costello (the fat one) Oh! Why is that? I thought that Victoria’s Secret had branches everywhere: they come to my hotel room when I am in NYC.

    Abbott: What! Next you will be telling me that the “Masters is all about masturbating in BsAs.
    Costello: Well they keep telling me that is all the argie army are good for because they are all cowards, but it keeps me safe from a coup!

    Nov 23rd, 2013 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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