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Date: 06/09/11 09:30 AM

37 Responses to Stuxnet: The Computer Virus That Can Cost Lives

  1. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2011 at 6:06 am
    Link: Stuxnet: The Computer Virus That Can Cost Lives - The first open source weapon made entirely of code. Could computer viruses be the future of war?
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    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 9:35 am
    I`m not sure why, but the complexity, intelligence, and sheer awesome that is stuxnet, and what it will inevitably create, makes me very, very excited.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 9:46 am
    Pls don`t kill the internets kthnx.
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 9:52 am
    >the ability to turn up the pressure inside nuclear reactors.
    >20 zero day exploits


    Nope.

    Tons of misinformation in this video, download the source and find out for yourself.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2011 at 10:13 am
    Tacos4Brkfst
    Male, 18-29, Western US
    303 Posts Thursday, June 9, 2011 9:52:49 AM
    >the ability to turn up the pressure inside nuclear reactors.
    >20 zero day exploits


    Nope.

    Tons of misinformation in this video, download the source and find out for yourself.



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    Theres so much fail in your post, ill just let you think youre right.
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    jonwfr Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2011 at 10:15 am
    they spelled skynet wrong
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    pedology Male 13-17
    54 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 10:16 am
    More HungryBeast videos... ugh.
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    Coolhandluke Male 18-29
    95 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 10:34 am
    Yeah well now that it is open source you can`t use the same zero-day exploits anymore. Good luck finding new ones.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 10:54 am
    do not want
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7469 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 11:51 am
    okay, this is a little alarming.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2011 at 11:57 am
    SKYNET!!!

    Now who got curious and went looking for this thing? :)
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    GHudston Male 18-29
    182 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm
    @coolhandluke:

    Agreed.

    Who will use it? The people who are at risk from it.

    What will they use it for? To make sure that they aren`t at risk anymore.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    skynet cough
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    i dont understand why places like nuke plants and traffic systems must be connected to internet.. ok maybe i can understand traffic systems, but they could be on there own private network no? but nuke plants? why cant everything just be contained in that plant? why do they have to connect to internet? just so some jackass can monitor crap from his house?
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    Ska_Machine Male 13-17
    153 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    Well, if we don`t necessarily live near nuclear power plants, oil pipelines, and have the capabilities to live without power, we could survive the next world war?
    Sounds good to me.
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    sl4d3 Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    so who has the first largest online army? Can`t be China, China is busy playing WoW.
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    brieslew Male 18-29
    75 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    Welcome to the future.
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    krisley Male 18-29
    525 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    @Ska_Machine if the fallout from some of the nuclear meltdowns doesn`t get to you.

    We`re pretty much boned. This is what we get for still making fun of computer geeks all the time D:
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7469 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    No worries. If things go awry John Connor and John McClaine will jump in and save all of our asses.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    My guess for #1 hacking group are 1)Google 2)anonymous or 3)Wile E. Coyote
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    HeadiesRusH Male 18-29
    328 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm
    I have the impression that these "Monster File" videos blow things out of proportion.

    I wouldn`t be worried. Nothing actually happened, and Iran, for some odd reason has their nuclear reactor controls online.

    You keep that sh*t off the net, fools. No way to hack if it`s not connected.

    Releasing the virus then would require someone on the inside to do it, which would be no different from regular terrorism, treason, sabotage, etc.

    Anyway, I find it surprising and unremarkable that Iran is amassing hackers. If I was a hacker in need of work, Iran would be the last place I`d go. For instance, in Iran, there is about one computer per 10 people.
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    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm
    SOMEONE has been living in their mom`s house for too long.
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    Kalon Male 13-17
    369 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 6:59 pm
    I don`t care. I have virus protection software on my computer that I downloaded. I`ll activate it later...
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    I think they should use it on Trump`s hair. Trump - Hair = Lex Luthor
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 9:12 pm
    @tedgp
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    Twenty?


    It didnt turn up pressure on nuclear reactors, it made centrifuges spin faster than they should have, contaminating the fuel they were trying to make.

    Source is easy enough to find on google, but go ahead and smug it up, bud.

    @lazyme&greenbasterd
    one of the interesting things about stuxnet is the machines it was targeting is on a closed network, it found its way in via usb flashdrives that were used on home computers and at the facility.
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    MrLill Male 18-29
    371 posts
    June 9, 2011 at 11:20 pm
    Damn technology, you scary.
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    bongsmoka420 Male 18-29
    290 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 12:08 am
    VIVA LA REVOLUTION!!!
    open source style!
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    Torizo Male 18-29
    316 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 1:29 am
    every pc has holes in security. this vid shows 1of4 win exploits the virus used.

    Stuxnet
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 3:24 am
    as long as PSN doesnt get f*cked with again i dont really care
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    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 3:31 am
    "Some have it that Israel is responsible because the virus code contains references to the Hebrew Bible. Others believe the U.S. was involved in the testing and development, . . . " because they want to be able to blame everything bad on the U.S.
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    Lixa123 Female 18-29
    579 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 4:49 am
    Wow, Thonious, just completely ignore the other ideas of who it could be.
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 7:54 am
    " because they want to be able to blame everything bad on the U.S."
    because we do really bad stuff...
    our greatest exports are war and Jerry Springer.
    Also, I am an American citi2en and I do not feel responsible for what our government does and you shouldn`t either, those guys are douches.
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    VAJENGA Male 30-39
    532 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 8:24 am
    I`m going to use it to cause JDKIAB to spontaneously combust.
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    Ranakamarth Male 18-29
    294 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    Why would code have reference to the any book?... that is stupid. But Stuxnet is really interesting, I heard about it last year but didn`t realize the gravity of the situation
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    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 11:14 pm
    who ever made that is my new hero


    yea, i said it
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    June 11, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    Wow, I`m completely blown away by this. I`ve always wondered when hackers would be able to create mass scale physical effects rather than the "simply" technological shutdowns. Hopefully some people are pulling it apart to learn the best way to counteract it as well.

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