Stuxnet Virus Could Target Many Industries

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    Am I the only one that saw this headline and read “Skynet?”

     
  2. elite.mafia

    elite.mafia Broke Back [H]

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    The computers used to create chemicals are connected to the internet?
     
  3. SeraphicalChaos

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    Well you gotta check your Facebook status while on the assembly line.;)
     
  4. daglesj

    daglesj [H]ardness Supreme

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    I remember seeing some folks on forums going "way to go dudes!!!" when it hit the Iranian nuke power plant.

    I then mentioned they might not like it so much when in a few months it switches off their power supplies at home.

    For some reason they reacted rather negatively to that idea.

    Dont shoot the messenger and all that.
     
  5. LeninGHOLA

    LeninGHOLA Vladimir Hayt

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    Hopefully the ones making baby formula in China are, it may actually take the poison out of it :D


    (joke)
     
  6. Cannydog

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    Actually when I read
    the first thing I thought of was: "Why don't they install Linux"? :cool:
     
  7. roccovw

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    Put on your tin hats folks, any company that allows production software to interact with the internet deserves to be exploited.
     
  8. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

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    It doesn't use the internet to spread, it infects a USB flash drive or some other device, the people then take the device into the secure network and infect that.

    Because then their Siemens software wouldn't work.


    What i have always found funny about the virus is this (from another source):
    "Once inside the system it uses the default passwords to command the software. Siemens, however, advises against changing the default passwords because it "could impact plant operations" "

    The only reason this virus is a problem is because Siemens makes stupid ass software that has default passwords that allow anyone and everyone to have full control over the system.
     
  9. TheCommander

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    This is the most advanced virus ever written and experts speculate it was created by a government or large organization. Linux is not unbreakable and I wouldn't be surprised if that organization that created Stuxnet could also create something similar for Linux.
     
  10. BK_201

    BK_201 Limp Gawd

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    Funny how Iran blames the US first. I lol'd at this whole thing.
     
  11. LeninGHOLA

    LeninGHOLA Vladimir Hayt

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    They always do. Like we always blame China for everything.
     
  12. Nasty_Savage

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    This makes me laugh, since its operating a nuclear powerplant. BRB, going to install a screen door on my submarine....
     
  13. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

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    exactly
     
  14. rapid

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    Presumably if curtailing Iran's nuclear aspirations is this important, and Iran has continued with their program, then there must be more attacks planned in the near future :eek:
     
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    Brak710 [H]ard|Gawd

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    You greatly underestimate the power and dedication some high-level hacking groups have. Honestly, there are some who probably pulled off a perfect hack before.

    ...but no one knows it who did it, what was taken, why, or that it even happened yet... I bet that keeps security researchers up at night.
     
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    Not to get political but in their defense they said that due to government brainwashing.
     
  17. RangerXML

    RangerXML [H]ardness Supreme

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    Sony BMG infects use with rootkits, hackers take rootkit and create a whole new kind of pain; someone *cough*US*cough* infects Iran's nuclear power plant computers with a new kind of virus, Iranian hackers take the new kind of virus and create a whole new kind of pain. Its the circle of life.
     
  18. westrock2000

    westrock2000 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Linux is only as safe as your user account.....which isn't that big of a hurdle. Center enough stuff around your user account and Linux is incredibly open to "hax".