Security Protection That Fights Back
from the and-this-is-how-the-computers-take-over... dept
While there’s been plenty of talk about setting up security technology that would “fight back” when computers are attacked, most have stayed away from the idea, admitting that it could cause a lot more damage than it prevents. However, one company is now promoting that very idea and using a bunch of war metaphors to support their position on “information warfare.” The idea is that they have a standard network security product, but if things get bad enough, it will somehow go on the offensive against the source of the problem. That “somehow” is a big question mark however. The company won’t describe (at all) how they fight back, so there’s no way to know what they’re really doing. This could be a big problem – especially now that many attacks seem to come from compromised computers. What happens when these sorts of offensive systems then start attacking each other?