Friday, December 10, 2010

Stuxnet Still Jacking with Iran

A couple of days ago, I provided an update on what the Stuxnet virus is doing to the Iranian nuclear initiative.  Fortunately, the news continues to get better.  Via Fox News, experts are saying that Stuxnet is still running rampant and is showing no signs of abating.

I suggest reading the whole article, but here's the money quote:

Ralph Langner, the German expert who was among the first to study and raise alarms about Stuxnet, said he was not surprised by the development. “The Iranians don’t have the depth of knowledge to handle the worm or understand its complexity,” he said, raising the possibility that they may never succeed in eliminating it. “Here is their problem. They should throw out every personal computer involved with the nuclear program and start over, but they can’t do that. Moreover, they are completely dependent on outside companies for the construction and maintenance of their nuclear facilities. They should throw out their computers as well. But they can’t,“ he explained. “They will just continually re-infect themselves.”

The utter brilliance of this solution is really staggering, and if it can hold off Iran's nuclear aspirations until regime change ultimately occurs, it will have saved countless lives and countless national treasure. 

This thing is incredible.

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