Cue that quote about war by Einstein...
To simplify the claims made by Kaspersky, it means that the majority of the world's computers are spied on by the NSA.
Only confirms that which we have already known.
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
Although the Stuxnet code in-toto is transferable from both connected systems and air-gaped systems (via USB drives), the malicious portion did not become operational unless specific conditions were met. In the case of Stuxnet, the delivery portion of the code looked for two versions of Siemens industrial software that had to be managing only four specific models of remote programmable controllers (RPC's). If these conditions were not present, the malicious portion of the code did not un-bundle. Highly targeted and highly sophisticated.
Some may have missed this.
China builds computer network impenetrable to hackers - Telegraph
In two years' time, a fibre-optic cable between the two cities will transmit quantum encryption keys that can completely secure government, financial and military information from eavesdroppers.
"We learnt after the Edward Snowden affair that we are always being hacked," said Prof Pan Jianwei, a quantum physicist at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, who is leading the project.
China Demands Tech Companies to give them Backdoor and Encryption Keys - Hacker News
China has introduced strict new banking cyber security regulations on western companies selling technology to Chinese banks. The Chinese government wants backdoors installed in all technologies that imports into the Middle Kingdom for the benefit of Chinese security services.
The latest rules also state that western companies must hand over the Encryption Keys and secret source code as well. The requirements are so absurd that it would be impossible for companies like Apple to comply, which could harm American businesses.
If my post offends you, I deeply Apple-O-Jize.