UnNews:Biden gives Putin a list of websites not to hack
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|Biden gives Putin a list of websites not to hack|
18 June 2021
GENEVA, Switzerland -- In the wake of the cyberattack of an East Coast oil pipeline and a meatpacking business, thought to originate in Russia, U.S. President Joe Biden has given Russian President Vladimir Putin a list of 16 websites that he must take special care not to hack.
The list was submitted during the presidents' summit here. It includes the website of Playboy Magazine, a favorite of son Hunter Biden, and CNN and MSNBC, considered two vital national-security resources, even after CNN reporterette Kaitlan Collins, one of six reporters pre-screened to address Biden, asked him an impertinent question and Biden chewed her out, telling her she was in the wrong business. Biden later apologized for being such a "wise guy," something that no one has ever accused him of being, and both networks led with favorable comparisons to ex-President Donald Trump, who never apologized for anything.
The list is viewed as a starting point for negotiations, not a comprehensive tally of untouchable entities. For example, if Russia let the United States complete its pull-out from Afghanistan without wisecracks or mischief, the Biden Administration might look the other way at a hack of a chemical plant.
Left off the list was Fox News, meaning that Russia could commit cyber-blackmail on that site with relative impunity, if not official encouragement.
Biden went the extra mile by giving Putin a list of 16 passwords that he must never, ever use.
- Dave Boyer and Jeff Mordock "Biden gives Putin a list of U.S. infrastructure off-limits to cyberattacks". Washington Times, June 16, 2021
- Oliver Darcy "Biden apologizes after losing temper while addressing CNN's Kaitlan Collins". CNN, June 16, 2021