Stuxnet: The Computer Virus That Can Cost Lives

Submitted by: madest 5 years ago in Tech

The first open source weapon made entirely of code. Could computer viruses be the future of war?
There are 37 comments:
Male 1,351
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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Male 875
who ever made that is my new hero


yea, i said it
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Male 294
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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Male 532
I`m going to use it to cause JDKIAB to spontaneously combust.
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Male 684
" 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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Female 579
Wow, Thonious, just completely ignore the other ideas of who it could be.
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Male 987
"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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Male 4,902
as long as PSN doesnt get f*cked with again i dont really care
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Male 316
every pc has holes in security. this vid shows 1of4 win exploits the virus used.

Stuxnet
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Male 290
VIVA LA REVOLUTION!!!
open source style!
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Male 371
Damn technology, you scary.
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Male 620
@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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Male 14,835
I think they should use it on Trump`s hair. Trump - Hair = Lex Luthor
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Male 369
I don`t care. I have virus protection software on my computer that I downloaded. I`ll activate it later...
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Male 1,595
SOMEONE has been living in their mom`s house for too long.
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Male 10,440
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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Male 328
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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Male 1,737
My guess for #1 hacking group are 1)Google 2)anonymous or 3)Wile E. Coyote
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Male 7,611
No worries. If things go awry John Connor and John McClaine will jump in and save all of our asses.
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Male 526
@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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Male 75
Welcome to the future.
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Male 32
so who has the first largest online army? Can`t be China, China is busy playing WoW.
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Male 153
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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Male 2,376
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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Male 25,416
skynet cough
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Male 182
@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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Male 2,586
SKYNET!!!

Now who got curious and went looking for this thing? :)
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Male 7,611
okay, this is a little alarming.
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Female 3,001
do not want
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Male 95
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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Male 54
More HungryBeast videos... ugh.
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Male 13
they spelled skynet wrong
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Male 3,285
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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Male 620
>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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Male 4,793
Pls don`t kill the internets kthnx.
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Male 535
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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Male 7,378
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