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Sep 22, 2010


So what if all software had to be signed using a split private key, and the key splits were held by five large international banks. Then the worm's driver software could not have been signed using a presumably pilfered key and therefore would not have been recognized as authentic by the Windows operating system. And as a result the presumably targeted Iranian facility instead comes on line on schedule.

Welcome to the wonderful, scary world of "equities," in which protecting your crucial institutions means protecting everyone else's. And vice versa.

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