By Peter Kornacki, Newsweek Chip computers can’t be hacked.
But some hackers have been able to build one in the form of an inexpensive $10,000 chip computer.
The software was developed by an Israeli company called Net-Sci, and it has been used to develop a number of chips and other devices in the country, according to the Israeli government.
A computer scientist working for Net-sci, Avi Regev, said the chip computer was developed as a tool for the Israeli military, the Israeli Defense Force and other intelligence agencies.
According to Net-si, the software was written in the Java programming language.
Net-ssci claims the software is safe, but experts say the code is vulnerable.
Net-scsi claims the code was developed using a commercial version of the open source Java programming environment called Java SE 7.
But, experts say, the Java SE code can be easily changed and modified, making it vulnerable to attacks.
Security researchers say that if the software were available in the open software community, it would be used by tens of thousands of people worldwide.
“I don’t think the software has been developed by a few dozen people who have no understanding of what they are doing,” said Aviv Kochavi, director of the Institute for the Study of Information Security at Tel Aviv University.
“This is the first time that this software has ever been released to the public.”
A hacker uses the Net-computer to build a computer chip.
Israel’s Cybersecurity Agency said it was investigating the development of the software.
“We are currently in contact with the developer of this software and have the right to request the information and the company’s identity,” said Cybersecurity Coordinator Daniel Yitzchak.
Kochavi said Net-sci is still working on verifying whether it is secure.
Net has not responded to Newsweek’s request for comment.
The company, Net-SSci, said it has developed the software to help protect sensitive data from malicious hackers.
“The Net-Computer, a computer-based software for the protection of personal data, can also be used for cybersecurity,” Net-suci wrote in a statement.
“It can be used to protect information from unauthorized access or modification and to safeguard confidential data from theft.”
Net-sscsi did not respond to a request for an interview.
A spokesman for Net said the software would be available as soon as the government approves the application, which will be submitted for approval to the Federal Security Agency.
The company said it hopes to have the software on the market within the next two weeks.
“Net-SSC is a company with a history of success and innovation, including the development and release of numerous software products, most recently, Net Sci’s Net-Cam, which is now being used in the IDF,” the spokesman said.
“The Net S Cams are among the world’s most advanced personal digital cameras, capable of recording 360-degree video and video recording.
They have been used by thousands of soldiers, police and security officers worldwide.”
Net is not the first to develop computer security software for cyberwarfare.
In 2014, security firm FireEye began using software from Israeli firm Net-Sec to protect a data center at a Russian company.