The Current | Jun 6, 2012 | 23:59
Flame Virus: Is it time for a treaty ban on computer warfare?
It hides in plain sight. Eavesdrops. Lurks for years inside a computer, moves around by hijacking Windows updates. Think about that for a minute. The Moscow-based Lab team that stumbled onto the Flame virus believes it is sophisticated work of a Nation-State. Flame's discovery has sparked calls for a pre-emptive cyber warfare ban or a cyber arms control treaty. And yet others say good luck with that. After all, how do you enforce rules in a cyber-sea of anonymity?