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Japanese gov. + Fujitsu building "good" virus

Discussion in 'Science, Math, History and Language Studies' started by Norm Stansfield, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/03/japan-building-vigilante-virus-police-force/

    On the one hand, there are the obvious benefits. On the other, anyone who works in IT knows that the guy in the article is right: whatever new concepts they come up with will inevitably become available to the bad guys too, almost instantly, and be used to make nastier malware.

    Personally, I think escalating the war is in the good guys' best interest, because, in the end, western governments and companies have far more resources available to them, and can stay ahead of organized crime and even government sponsored hackers. But there will be victims (the people who refuse to adapt to the rapidly changing advancements).
     
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    Just like in any form of warfare, technological escalation is always the right strategy. You can't just ignore that technology or technological advances exist, so if you're not escalating your understanding, you're simply giving your opponent a head start.
     
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    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    Will this virus have giant tentacles to latch onto and raype the other viruses with?
     

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