Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

The Malware Industrial Complex

holy_calamity (872269) writes | about a year and a half ago

Security 1

holy_calamity writes "MIT Technology Review reports that efforts by U.S. government agencies and defense contractors to develop malware to attack enemies is driving a black market in zero-day vulnerabilities. Experts warn that could make the internet less secure for everyone, since malicious code is typically left behind on targeted systems and often shows up on untargeted ones, providing opportunities for reverse engineering."
Link to Original Source

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

Seem like a direct analogy to biological warfare (1)

DadLeopard (1290796) | about a year and a half ago | (#42885729)

I guess the same problems crop up whether, you are releasing a biological agent to the battlefield, or malware to the enemies computer systems. You had best be sure that all of your assets are immunized against your own weapon and, yes can can expect it to spread in unexpected direction, whether from a wind shift, airline travelers, or Mr. Blackhat co-opting your code and using it against you, or just Joe Blow visiting the wrong web site, then spreading to to all his friends!
Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?