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    Stuxnet - the first weaponized computer virus (aka code)


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    What the hell? How does a computer virus like that get into a nuclear powerplant?

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    If this is true it's crazy. How did they get that into the Iranian powerplant?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    If this is true it's crazy. How did they get that into the Iranian powerplant?
    From what I've read, whoever created it targeted the home computers of plant employees. The virus was sophisticated enough to remain dormant on normal computers, and eventually make its way onto the thumbdrives of people who worked in the plant.

    Once it had been brought into the plant by employees, it recognized that it had reached its target and went active.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by metrik Click here to enlarge
    From what I've read, whoever created it targeted the home computers of plant employees. The virus was sophisticated enough to remain dormant on normal computers, and eventually make its way onto the thumbdrives of people who worked in the plant.

    Once it had been brought into the plant by employees, it recognized that it had reached its target and went active.
    That is a pretty freaking brilliant virus.

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    And it's pretty freaking retarded to be letting people carry thumbdrives into that kind of place.

    I bet that somebody is in a whole lot of trouble.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by metrik Click here to enlarge
    And it's pretty freaking retarded to be letting people carry thumbdrives into that kind of place.

    I bet that somebody is in a whole lot of trouble.
    Seems an easy way to stop it would simply be to prevent any outside data or external connections?

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    It has indefinite clearance into the top level security for various major world goverments. Someone gave it access...forever o_o

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    Hmm, US and Irael behind this:

    In May 2011, the PBS program Need To Know cited a statement by Gary Samore, White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, in which he said, "we're glad they [the Iranians] are having trouble with their centrifuge machine and that we – the US and its allies – are doing everything we can to make sure that we complicate matters for them", offering "winking acknowledgement" of US involvement in Stuxnet.[21] According to the British Daily Telegraph, a showreel that was played at a retirement party for the head of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), Gabi Ashkenazi, included references to Stuxnet as one of his operational successes as the IDF chief of staff.

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    This thing is crazy, this is just so damn interesting:


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