Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus

No, it's Stuxnet, not Skynet... and you may have more reason to fear the former than the latter, at least if your name is not John Connor... Stuxnet seems to be the first super weapon made entirely out of code. Unlike conventional weapons, it doesn't directly kill anyone, but this 21st century virus has the potential to wreak havoc in a scale and depth that's simply unprecedented, partly because it is open source and therefore because it can mutate...

Governments and corporations may be afraid of Anonymous, but it's probably Stuxnet they should probably fear more, as the following animation demonstrates:



And if you want to learn more, Ralph Langner describes in the following TEDTalk presentation how his team cracked the code that revealed the target, purpose and implications of this virus on steroids:




And you use Norton? How cute :)
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