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Computer spyware is newest weapon in Syrian conflict

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:43 AM


It would be funny if one of us got hold of that virus and flooded the server with gay porn or something as messed up.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:52 PM

As lulzy as that would be, please trust me when I tell you this is very real and that attempting to sabotage an international cyber espionage mission is the last thing you want to do. If someone can get a sample of the malware and analyze it for an anonymous release that's likely the biggest public service someone could do.

If they're senselessly bombing the shit out of their own people, the last thing you want is to try to stick your nose in it.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:59 PM

Another thing about the Syrian uprising I think is very interesting is how it shows that governments are really making it a war of information, especially in the digital realm. This is true for all the arab spring revolutions as well. In Syria, Al-Assad has plenty of media outlets who's job is to get them on the government's side, and they use social media like YouTube and Facebook extensively to post fake comments in support of the regime or again democratic protesters. This tactic is being used increasingly around the globe in places like Egypt, China, Russia, etc etc. They're battling for your MIND!

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:56 AM

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