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Friday, June 08, 2012

Hmmm.... US and Israel to cooperate on cyber warfare

It's only been a few days since it became public that we do this at all, and now the US and Israel are going public saying that they will cooperate on cyber warfare.
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and Counter-Terrorism Bureau Director Eitan Ben David met on Tuesday with Ambassador-at-Large Dan Benjamin, who heads the State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism. The officials agreed that cyber experts from both countries would meet regularly.

Meanwhile, a Russian information security expert whose lab exposed the Flame virus, which has attacked computers in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East, said on Wednesday that only a global effort could stop a new era of “cyber terrorism.”

"It’s not cyber warfare, it’s cyber terrorism and I’m afraid it’s just the beginning of the game ... I’m afraid it will be the end of the world as we know it," Eugene Kaspersky told reporters at a cyber-security conference in Tel Aviv.

"I’m scared, believe me," he said.

"Flame is extremely complicated but I think many countries can do the same or very similar, even countries that don’t have enough of the expertise at the moment. They can employ engineers or kidnap them, or employ 'hacktivists,'" Kaspersky argued.

"These ideas are spreading too fast," he added, "That cyber boomerang may get back to you."
I like our odds in a war that takes brains to win.

What could go wrong?

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At 6:25 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I am a dumb gentile and thus easily puzzled so I am wondering why there are no Jewish missionaries. In Isaiah 45:22 we are told, "Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth!" How can they turn to what they have never heard of? Why do the Christians go everywhere telling people about their Messiah and you Jews say nothing? Jews are better talkers than gentiles and would be better evangelizers. A missionary was telling a certain tribe about God but the people were not interested, say, "We have our own gods." The missionary then talked about sin but again they weren't interested because they knew about that. Then the missionary talked about forgiveness. Suddenly the people were interested. They said, Our gods do NOT forgive, tell us about your God who forgives." I can't think of any other God who does forgive. Even Allah says you have to buy your way into paradise with good deeds. Thus you have suicide bombers who are guaranteed to make it.

 
At 5:24 AM, Blogger Captain.H said...

Let's see...Israeli modernity and technological prowess versus "Palestinian"/Arab stubbornness and obscurantism. I think I also like Israel's odds.

 

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