Friday, October 1, 2010

“deadf*ckers” and James Bond

Here's by far the best description of Stuxnet for laymen I've seen thus far.

You need to read it all to find the humour in the tail.

Adolf wonders whether there has been a big bang yet, somewhere in Iran.

Cyber security giant Symantec warned:

Stuxnet can potentially control or alter how [an industrial] system operates. A previous historic example includes a reported case of stolen code that impacted a pipeline. Code was secretly “Trojanized’” to function properly and only some time after installation instruct the host system to increase the pipeline’s pressure beyond its capacity. This resulted in a three kiloton explosion, about 1/5 the size of the Hiroshima bomb.

A three kiloton explosion in a pipeline somewhere in the world at some time or other would have rated a mention, even in the Antique Media. Three thousand tonnes of TNT going off in one place is a bit more than a flash bang.

Funny thing is, I can't remember hearing about any such incident. Ever.

Can readers enlighten?

Ahahhh! Here it is. Them good ole boys from the CIA way back in 1982.


alex Masterley said...

Interesting piece in the London Telegraph on the source of the stuxnet.

Anonymous said...

Somehow I feel a little happier about the Iran situation now. Great minds at work here.

Mrs Danvers