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Windows 7: Japan develops virus to counter cyber-attacks: But can it be used?

04 Jan 2012   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Japan develops virus to counter cyber-attacks: But can it be used?

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The Japanese Ministry of Defense has revealed its latest project to tackle hacking: a ’seek and destroy’ virus designed to track and disable the source of cyber-attacks.

The project, launched in 2008, cost $2.3 million over three years. Several companies competed for the contract, but Fujitsu was eventually commissioned to develop the new ‘cyberweapon’.

The virus has already undergone testing in a closed network environment.
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Unfortunately, Japan’s Ministry of Defense still has several hurdles to jump before this project can be utilised.

Current Japanese legislation prohibits an ‘offensive’ retaliation to cyber-attacks, meaning that the current laws will need to be updated before the cyberweapon could be used.

Equally, creating a virus of this sort would violate a clause banning virus production in the Criminal Code.
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Japan develops virus to counter cyber-attacks: But can it be used? | ZDNet


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17 Jan 2012   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The U.S. DoD should just buy the program from the Japanese and use it.
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