Nicholas Weaver

Nicholas Weaver is a senior staff researcher focusing on computer security at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California, and a lecturer in the Computer Science department at the University of California at Berkeley. All opinions are his own.

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Cybersecurity

A Cyber-Weapon Warhead Test

The CrashOverride program represents the first-in-the-wild case of a generic automated attack: one that is designed to affect all systems of a given family, not just a particular installation. If someone were to couple this warhead to a self-propagating worm for delivery, it could constitute a global threat.