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Stuxnet: The Computer Virus That Can Cost Lives

Hits: 16552 | Rating: (3.4) | Category: Technology | Added by: madest
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Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1359 Posts
Saturday, June 11, 2011 12:36:22 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.

Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 881 Posts
Friday, June 10, 2011 11:14:27 PM
who ever made that is my new hero

yea, i said it

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 295 Posts
Friday, June 10, 2011 1:11:11 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

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 533 Posts
Friday, June 10, 2011 8:24:11 AM
I'm going to use it to cause JDKIAB to spontaneously combust.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 681 Posts
Friday, June 10, 2011 7:54:24 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.

Female, 18-29, Europe
 585 Posts
Friday, June 10, 2011 4:49:06 AM
Wow, Thonious, just completely ignore the other ideas of who it could be.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 951 Posts
Friday, June 10, 2011 3:31:00 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.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Friday, June 10, 2011 3:24:07 AM
as long as PSN doesnt get f*cked with again i dont really care

Male, 18-29, Australia
 318 Posts
Friday, June 10, 2011 1:29:13 AM
every pc has holes in security. this vid shows 1of4 win exploits the virus used.


Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 291 Posts
Friday, June 10, 2011 12:08:19 AM
open source style!

Male, 18-29, Western US
 362 Posts
Thursday, June 09, 2011 11:20:04 PM
Damn technology, you scary.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 605 Posts
Thursday, June 09, 2011 9:12:27 PM


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.

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.

Male, 40-49, Asia
 12394 Posts
Thursday, June 09, 2011 8:06:39 PM
I think they should use it on Trump's hair. Trump - Hair = Lex Luthor

Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 370 Posts
Thursday, June 09, 2011 6:59:01 PM
I don't care. I have virus protection software on my computer that I downloaded. I'll activate it later...

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1597 Posts
Thursday, June 09, 2011 6:26:46 PM
SOMEONE has been living in their mom's house for too long.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Thursday, June 09, 2011 5:30:34 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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 329 Posts
Thursday, June 09, 2011 4:35:35 PM

Male, 30-39, Canada
 1710 Posts
Thursday, June 09, 2011 4:18:01 PM
My guess for #1 hacking group are 1)Google 2)anonymous or 3)Wile E. Coyote

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 6950 Posts
Thursday, June 09, 2011 4:09:38 PM
No worries. If things go awry John Connor and John McClaine will jump in and save all of our asses.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 524 Posts
Thursday, June 09, 2011 3:39:00 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:

Male, 18-29, Western US
 75 Posts
Thursday, June 09, 2011 3:29:50 PM
Welcome to the future.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 33 Posts
Thursday, June 09, 2011 3:06:56 PM
so who has the first largest online army? Can't be China, China is busy playing WoW.

Male, 13-17, Canada
 154 Posts
Thursday, June 09, 2011 2:56:11 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.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 2348 Posts
Thursday, June 09, 2011 2:53:37 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?

Male, 18-29, Australia
 24652 Posts
Thursday, June 09, 2011 2:31:47 PM
skynet cough

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