TV News LIES

Friday, Feb 27th

Last update07:23:06 AM GMT

You are here News International Finder of Flame Virus Tells Israel to Stop Before It’s Too Late

Finder of Flame Virus Tells Israel to Stop Before It’s Too Late

E-mail Print PDF

Eugene Kaspersky, the Russian cybersleuth who last week revealed the most sophisticated virus yet targeting Iran, was greeted as a hero at the Tel Aviv University conference on digital security on Wednesday. He didn’t pretend not to know why, any more than the Israeli audience that played along with the coy remarks its officials have made about the country’s role in the digital espionage bedeviling the Iranian program.

But when the room quieted down, the guru got serious. Cyberweapons, Kaspersky advised, “are a very, very bad idea.” Whatever advanced knowledge allowed engineers to fashion the malicious software targeted at Iran’s nuclear program will, in short order, become known to other nations, he said, and next time could well be directed back at the originators — the very worry that President Obama reportedly voiced in approving the digital espionage in a joint program with Israel. “I’m afraid that in the future there will be other countries in this game,” Kaspersky said. “It’s only software. Maybe hacktivists will become cyberterrorists. And maybe the traditional terrorists will be in touch with the cyberterrorists.”

Kaspersky, who was introduced as one of the top four experts on cybersecurity in the world, pointed out that cyberweapons “can replicate,” as Stuxnet did — escaping the Iranian centrifuge machinery that was its sole intended target and infecting computers around the globe. Flame is even more complex, monitoring computers it has infected and even recording conversations; it appears to infect computers disguised as a legitimate Microsoft Windows update. The Russian said his concern is the vulnerability of civilian infrastructure that relies on computer operating systems like Microsoft Windows, which cannot be hardened against attack. The only way to secure systems that deliver water, electricity and the economy is through a newly designed OS with security at its core. And until that new system is developed, he said, any country that launches a digital attack is running a terrific risk. “There are a lot of software engineers in Israel, I know,” he said. “But I don’t think there are enough to do it in three or five years.” In the meantime, he said, “I’m afraid that that cyberboomerang may get back to you.”

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


'Jihadi John' from Islamic State beheading videos unmasked as Londoner

Jihad JohnInvestigators believe that the "Jihadi John" masked fighter who fronted Islamic State beheading videos is a...

ISIL kidnapping underlines 'grave peril' of Assyrian Christians

Asyrian ChristiansThe kidnapping of up to 150 Assyrian Christian men, women and children by the Islamic State...

Jamaica Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Pot

Jamaica decriminalizes potMarijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed...

Israeli cable reveals S Africa missile theft cover-up

anti tank missileA Mossad secret service document leaked to Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit reveals that in 2010 Israel...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!