Virus Hunter X

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 @ 4:37 pm | Curiosities

Fascinatin’ bit on the Stuxnet virus, designed specifically (by Israel, the US or both) to ruin Iranian centrifuges, and the anti-virus experts who unraveled the huge (500k, most viruses are 10-15k) deeply encrypted file that was supposed to stealthily enter Iran and destroy its nuclear program. It obviously failed at being stealthy and didn’t really do much more than piss off the Iranians and make them twice as determined, but in a movie it would have totally been like that virus that broke all the alien ships in Independence Day.

-hw

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