Netanyahu: Iran ups cyber attacks on Israeli computers
Gilad Morag, Reuters
Published: 09.06.13, 19:56
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1. Iranian Hackers Beware..
Bigizz ,   USA / ISRAEL   (06.09.13)
Watch out hackers ... Israel Cyber Iron Dome may have an effect on you. With Israel's technoligical capabilities and breakthroughs, beware as your computer may melt or fist may come flying at you from your monitor... Hacker's Beware. Your mall step for Hackers is tremendous breakthroughs for Israel... What doesnt breakyou only makes you stronger...LOL. Bigizz USA / ISRAEL.
2. The Israeli secret weapon is
Stephen in New York   (06.09.13)
Yiddishe Sechel. The Iranians, Hezbollians and Hamasstsnis don't stand a chance.
3. Is this speech an additional excuse
Israeli 2   (06.09.13)
for an Iranian attack or is it a deadbeat speech? If this is true, the PM is a lapdog. He is either a coward or he cares less about Israel. I just have to express this opinion. This is his absolute last term.
4. Iran
David Asleson ,   Minneapolis USA   (06.09.13)
Send another malware worm to Iran
5. 1
anton ,   istanbul   (06.09.13)
Same goes for iran, israels virus attack on their nuc facilities will make them only stronger ;)
6. cyberwarfare
CJK   (06.09.13)
israel is light years ahead of most countries. a few countries are on a par with israel, but none are islamic.
7. Iran's technological prowess...
Robert ,   Australia   (06.10.13)
.....exceeds that of Israel's. To achieve what they have in the face of the entire world putting hurdles in their way, is remarkable.
8. Peace And Love!
JGad   (06.10.13)
Its not logic, if Obama says Nsa and fbi were spying american citizens in the states, how is possible he asked from Chinesse Goverment to stop cyberatacs? Have u noticed how in the last weeks all of sudden every country has cybertroops? Just a few months ago Saudis and israelis had a cyber contest, then also appeared through internet those weirds hackers wearing a mask that looks like S. Rushdy. So if so many goverments and intelligence security services have their own cybertroops, how the hell business analysts called guys like Steve Jobs , Mark Sukerbrrg or Eric Schmidn entrepreneurs? bull shit! All the hackers organizations beyong the facade are goverments tools to invade civilians private life! pirates! The cyber space is controled by the strategy of all this goverments who dont want to be questioned about the high taxes they want to impose to citizens! Thats why you had seen riots around the world. Goverments of the world, is time to tell the truth
9. Iranian leaders are fools
Stephan ,   Munich, Germany   (06.10.13)
Iranians are still believeing that they were well-guided. Nothing is farther from the truth than that. There have been warnings in the past, but iranian leaders wouldn't listen. Blind leaders are misguiding a people into a great punishment from God. In the book Ysaiah in Bible, Iran is called 'Assur'. Iran will be the hardest punished country of all. They must change course after the election and stop sending signs of animosity against most countries in the world. And they must quit their foolish 'resistance' against Israel completely and let Syrians free themselves from the dictator Assad. If they don't do that soon, they will be forced to make peace because it is peace what will come and that has been decided long ago by the Lord. Now he is fulfilling his great promise to mankind and he will punish all his enemies. There will be justice everywhere and the sin will be eradicated from the world.
10. Make peace now, safe the world!
JGad   (06.10.13)
Avoid violence! Stop cyberwars, im against wars! No more riots! Goverments must govern with kindness
11. Curb your enthusiasm
Juha Teuvonnen ,   Boston,MA   (06.11.13)
Well, I happen to work for one of the big information security outfits in the US. Consequently I happen to know the industry from the inside. Unfortunately there is no easy solution to the cyber security "problem". Pretty much all software used by millions of individuals and thousands of businesses today in inherently insecure. Security of most Microsoft products ranges from "extremely poor" to "virtually non-existent". Other vendors aren't much better, until recently the hackers ignored them due to low market penetration, but things are changing. There is no easy solution to this problem, it is unrealistic to expect millions of internet users to keep their computers safe. Most of them don't have the knowledge and skills. Their computers will be compromised and herded into a botnet (look it up) and used to attack your infrastructure, like water companies, electricity companies, telecom providers and so on. So, what can be done about it? You could make all of Israeli internet into one big "corporate network" by separating it from the rest of the internet by a firewall. It will be painfully slow and atrociously expensive, but it will work, more or less the way internet works in China. There are many problems with this solution: it gives your firewall admin (i.e. the government) virtually unlimited ability to monitor everybody's internet access and censor what they are allowed to see. It's also slow and expensive. I don't think that Israelis want this kind of access to the Internet, therefore putting all of Israel behind a firewall is a non-starter. Another solution would be to "deputize" the ISPs (internet service providers) and hand them the glorious task of "keeping their subscribers safe". Not only will this make internet access quite a bit more expensive, it will give them the censorship and snooping ability. Who knows how they will use and abuse it? There are no guarantees that they won't drop the ball either. So, what can be done realistically and practically? You can try to protect your critical infrastructure, most of which has no business being connected to the internet in the first place. You can pull the resources together and establish a secure network where you will place the infrastructure that has to be internet-facing like your online banking, utility online billing-payment sites and so on. You can centralize fraud prevention and risk management services and provide them to online merchants at cost. while this will not solve all the problems, but it will limit the amount of damage that can be done. In the end, cybersecurity is a never ending cat-and-mouse game, so don't expect a "bulletproof solution" any time soon.
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