December 8, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
(CNN) — The Poison Pill. The Doomsday Files. Or simply, The Insurance.
Whatever you call the file Julian Assange has threatened to release if he’s imprisoned or dies or WikiLeaks is destroyed, it’s impossible to stop.
“It’s all tech talk to say, ‘I have in my hand a button and if I press it or I order my friends to press it, it will go off,’” said Hemu Nigam, who has worked in computer security for more than two decades, in the government and private sector.
“Julian is saying, ‘I’ve calibrated this so that no matter how many ways you try, you’re never going to be able to deactivate it,’” Nigam said. “He’s sending a call to action to hackers to try it. To the government, he’s also saying, ‘Try me.’”