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posted by janrinok on Friday February 28 2014, @10:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the It's-not-illegal-if-governments-do-it dept.

AnonTechie writes:

"A surprising number of governments are now deploying their own custom malware and the end result could be chaos for the rest of us, F-Secure's malware chief Mikko Hypponen told the TrustyCon ( https://www.trustycon.org/ ) conference in San Francisco on Thursday.

'Governments writing viruses: today we sort of take that for granted but 10 years ago that would have been science fiction,' he told the public conference. 'If someone had come to me ten years ago and told me that by 2014 it will be commonplace for democratic Western governments to write viruses and actively deploy them against other governments, even friendly governments, I would have thought it was a movie plot. But that's exactly where we are today.'

http://www.scmagazine.com/trustycon-malware-expert -mikko-hypponen-kicks-off-conference-on-trust/arti cle/336089/"

 
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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Saturday March 01 2014, @03:32AM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday March 01 2014, @03:32AM (#8951) Homepage Journal

    *sigh*

    Understand, I'm not finding fault with you or your link. But, I was hoping to see a three to ten minute video, from which I might learn something. An hour long video is just to much. I bookmark these links, but I just never get back to them. Got anything similar that summarizes the presentation? "Executive summary" so to speak?

    And, before anyone asks, no, I don't watch Hollyweird movies. It's not a question of trading off some pointlessly spent time with the television to watch this video.

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    "no more than 8 bullets in a round" - Joe Biden
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  • (Score: 1) by Asshole on Saturday March 01 2014, @09:52PM

    by Asshole (159) on Saturday March 01 2014, @09:52PM (#9247)

    This is the only summary I could quickly find.
    http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/12/31/apple-nsa-a ppelbaum-spiegel/ [cnn.com]
    Everything else is either a full transcript or does not cover enough of the talk.

    • (Score: 1) by Runaway1956 on Sunday March 02 2014, @05:56AM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday March 02 2014, @05:56AM (#9418) Homepage Journal

      Thank you for that. I've just emailed my son with links to this discussion, the video, and the article you supplied just now. His life is at least as active as mine - but he may actually watch the entire video.

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      "no more than 8 bullets in a round" - Joe Biden