Sunday, February 24, 2013

Chinese Hackers

Every goram' day the news is full of Chinese hackers this, and Chinese hackers that....  Well how about this then.  An Internet blockade.  If the US and her allies and anyone else sick of this crap just started refusing to route any IP block out of China - at a backbone level -  What then big red?

China doesn't seem to want to play nice with the rest of the world Internet wise anyway.  They have their own search engines and mail services and only allow their people a tiny, highly filtered, window on the rest of the world anyway.  The only apparent use the Chinese government seems to have for the interwebs is to hose with the rest of us.

I know, I know, they would just proxy their garbage through other routes but they would become increasingly more and more narrow. Once you have the major routes out of the country shut down and start to squeeze the proxies what then becomes the priority for the government?  It starts to get difficult and costly.  Maybe they decide it's in their interest to play nice.  Maybe they decide to say the hell with it and disconnect.  Either way is a win in light of the current situation.

China has turned into that asshole that no one wants to hang with.  I say it's time we all decided to ditch the jerk and not let em play with our toys.

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