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The Stuxnet virus was a PC virus that managed to infect half of all Iraqi computers, a
... convert the Jews to chistianity ...
The bible belt folks I was staying with last week send missionaries to Israel to convert the Jews to chistianity, let us wish them luck
But there are major problems with cyber warfare as a tool of national policy. First, if the US really does want to reduce Iran's perceived nuclear threat through negotiations, covert acts of sabotage only hinder such diplomatic efforts. The fiercely nationalist Iranians will not take kindly to such acts,[...]Can we imagine how the US would react if a competing power engaged in such acts of terror against us? In fact, we don't need to: the Wall Street Journal reported a year ago that the Pentagon determined that computer sabotage may constitute an "act of war" against the United States, to which we might respond militarily. So, in effect, we are doing to Iran precisely what we've said we might attack another country for doing to us.[...]The most critical long-term danger posed by cyber warfare, however, is "as ye sow so shall ye reap". In other words, now we've done it to the Iranians. But they are quick learners and shrewd. After containing the sophisticated computer worms, they will modify them for use in their own cyber warfare. What will stop Iran from doing it to us? Our cyber security experts have told us that no matter how "hard" a target we are, this country is so dependent on computer technology that there will be millions of weaknesses to exploit. A determined enemy will find a way to exploit them. If the enemy is skilled enough, the damage could be catastrophic.[...]Again, once we've used this weapon on our enemies, we've opened a Pandora's Box – which others will seek to exploit also. Are we so certain that our use of the cyber weapons has been and will continue to be just, pure and morally defensible, compared to those who follow us who may or may not have our compunctions?
In weighing up an enemy as being a threat, anything with an IQ sufficient to collect or create radioisotopes for Uranium refining would not connect their computational equipment to the world, particularly with that much free porn available.To attack Iranian computers would require to be an inside job and probably are programmed by machine and assembler, but i suppose in the true spirit of the creation of cyborgs, the makers programmed their predatory minded virus to become bored and thus require venting by attacking whatever is available, e.g. its own handlers aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhrg!!!!!!!!!!!!