Consider this my "displacement activity" after several days of considering the…sorry Mr. Nobel-winning Vice President…"inconvenient truth" that Russia has come to a gunfight with a…sickle? I've never been to Moscow, but on the off chance that they sell advertising on the walls of their airport, I'd like the Russians to imagine this backlit wall-sized ad greeting passengers arriving from the Middle East:
WARNING IN THE LOWER LEFT-HAND CORNER: IT’S JUST AS EASY TO HIDE BACK DOORS AND VIRUS HOOKS IN PLAIN SIGHT THROUGHOUT INNOCUOUS SOURCE CODE. A 3-WAY “PERFECT STORM” CAN MAKE OTHERWISE WELL-BEHAVED OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE BEHAVE IN REMARKABLY DAMAGING WAYS.
BODY COPY: Iran has been named by the issuer of our Letter of Marque and Reprisal as a rogue government. Our underwriter has bonded, indemnified, and authorized Destroying Angel cyber privateers to confiscate your assets wherever we can find them. Think twice before you deliver that trunk load of money to the Russians. They can’t protect you or your computer systems, and you may need some cash once your checks start bouncing.
So get back on that jet and be careful where you refuel, since we may just impound your ride.
Go home. Invoke your Right of Parley under The Cyber Privateer Code. See what conditions you’ll have to meet before we cost you billions. Because after we grab all your assets, we’re going to take you off the grid. Forever.