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Japan to develop 1st defense use computer virus against cyberattacks

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How does a virus, which by Japanese law is actually illegal to keep a copy of, going to help a cyber attack? They are two different things...

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How does a virus, which by Japanese law is actually illegal to keep a copy of, going to help a cyber attack? They are two different things...

The article clearly stated it is meant as a deterrent.

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Our pension money has gone on stupid out of date F-35s and Ospreys, so now our health insurance will be wasted on making viruses and space warfare.

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@Chip Star: Please Mr Hacker install this malware so we can stop you.....

Waste of total money and resources, sounds like they thought of the idea after watching a B grade Hollywood action film.

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Gogo: Love the avatar, btw.

Not trying to sounds snarky, but isn't it a two way door? Unauthorized access results in your system being infected.

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It seems more like a spybot than a virus. I wonder hw long it will take for it to be used against them.

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They already made a mistake in announcing this. Now Japan's enemies will work on a counter-attack.

This is the kind of thing that should not be announced because it concerns a nation's security.

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It plans to increase the number of personnel in its cyberspace unit to 220 from 150, compared with 6,200 in the United States, 7,000 in North Korea and 130,000 in China, according to the ministry

What? Only 220 people? In a nation of over 126 million people.....many of them new graduates who are actively looking for a job? Give THEM the job.

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Waste of total money and resources, sounds like they thought of the idea after watching a B grade Hollywood action film.

But they can just launch a cyber nuke to fry the cyber attacker's computers right?

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Other countries are decades ahead of Japan when it comes to cyber security.

Remember what happened to Sony not long ago by a small third world country like N. Korea..

What could China do? or Russia?

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What? Only 220 people? In a nation of over 126 million people.....many of them new graduates who are actively looking for a job? Give THEM the job.

Just because they graduated from college here does not mean they are capable of working!

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