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'Aurora' cyber attackers were really running counter-intelligence

Kenneth Corbin | April 23, 2013
An attack Google attributed to Chinese targeting human-rights activists was actually a case of hackers probing U.S. surveillance on undercover agents, according to the senior director of Microsoft's Institute for Advanced Technology

"As long as I have an adversary spending his treasure ... nothing static will remain secure -- that's the nature of arms races," Aucsmith says. "It is a guarantee that the system will be found vulnerable. So I think to a large extent we have to stop fooling ourselves that we actually can create completely secure systems. We certainly need to create the best system we can, but that system cannot remain static. It has to change, morph, grow over time, as we learn about our adversaries' behavior."

 

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