Re: DoD and polymorphic viruses

Hans-Werner Braun (
Mon, 6 Jan 1997 08:04:19 -0800

> The WSJ reports today (page B6) that a Pentagon panel of security
> experts recommends that the law be changed "to allow the Pentagon to
> respond [to hackers] by injecting the attackers' computers with 'a
> polymorphic virus that wipes out the system, takes it down for weeks.'"
> Why didn't CERT think of that?
> - dan

I do not exactly think that a government agency being judge, jury, and
executioner at once, specifically without due process, is a good idea. I
suppose theirs is the Judge Dredd virus?

This is against many bad things learned in great pain in the middle ages.