posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:37 AM
Good fine OP. Definitely a high tech virus. Yet, I see it as an attempt of cyber fear mongering by the US Govt.
Being available online and open source can make it into something more dangerous, yet at the same time it can be reversed engineered to better protect
and safeguard systems from it.
Since the war on terrorism is in decline, I suspect the next war on terror will be cyber terrorism and govt sponsored terrorism. Online liberties will
be stripped away in the name of fighting cyber terrorism.
This virus scare almost seems eerily similar to the scare of WMD's. A potential threat, yet not a real threat. This "dangerous" virus could provide
a reason for the US to enact Internet bills like the IP Protect ACT or another bill that strips privacy away from anonymous online activity to protect
us from cyber terrorists.
Sooner than we can imagine - The US Govt will be pushing through a "Patriot Act" Internet bill.
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