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- Subject: [ale] Stuxnet
- From: hooterpincher at gmail.com (Charles Shapiro)
- Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:12:19 -0400
NYT broke the story this morning that the Stuxnet virus was created as
a joint effort by the USA and Israel. I presume that most of us have
already heard about the Flame virus (
), which amusingly enough uses lua (http://lua.org) as its scripting
Per boingboing: Writing for Wired's Threat Level blog, Mikko Hypponen
explains. "The truth is, consumer-grade antivirus products can?t
protect against targeted malware created by well-resourced
nation-states with bulging budgets."
Oddly enough, these threats seem to affect only Windows machines.
This makes me wonder why the Iranians are still using an OS written by
a company workin' for the Great Satan.