Monday, September 27, 2010

Make Up Your Minds

Yesterday, according to the MSM, Stuxnet was the most brilliant computer attack evah. Today, according to the New York Times, it's dumb.

What they are looking at is what I noted yesterday: it's transmissible and seems to be blowing back to all the likely perpetrators. That makes it more likely to show up, which, as I pointed out, could be part of the point. Besides helping to outline associates of the target, having it discovered could be part of the message: we can damage you.

This is an inherent shortcoming of unconventional warfare. Once you use a non-lethal weapon, the enemy knows what it is and can defend against it or use it himself. Any weapon that can spread itself, like computer and real viruses, can blow back.

Feature or bug? One more of the many questions.

No comments: