from the behind-the-scenes dept.
The Huffington Post has a story of what must be seen as the height of absurdity. As part of the fallout from the recent indictments of 5 PLA cyber-spies, China is threatening to suspend cooperation on joint US-Chinese cyber-security efforts. What can the world's two biggest players in industrial espionage possibly be cooperating on?
The linked story notes that efforts so far have been largely ineffective. Is there anything the US could realistically do? An IP block sounds tempting, but VPNs render that largely ineffective. Fund open-source firewalls or "advanced persistent threat" filters or ...?