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[ale] Stuxnet



Why blame it on good intel ? maybe it was fair AMD?

And before anyone posts ? yes I?m kidding.





From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of Rich Faulkner
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 2:14 PM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
Subject: Re: [ale] Stuxnet

Or could it be that it's not so much what the Iranians are using but what the USA and Israel are using?  Windows.

More likely good intel has produced the target(s) of opportunity and they happen to be Windows platforms.  Somehow I don't think we'll be seeing a patch for this from MS.

Sorry for the mini-rant but I'm having an, "I hate Windows" day....


On Fri, 2012-06-01 at 13:12 -0400, Charles Shapiro wrote:



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 (

http://www.pcworld.com/article/256508/the_flame_virus_your_faqs_answered.html

), which amusingly enough uses lua (http://lua.org) as its scripting

language.



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.



-- CHS



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