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tom tobias



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tom tobias
yahoo wrote:
A malicious computer attack that appears to target Iran's nuclear plants can be modified to wreak havoc on industrial control systems around the world, and represents the most dire cyberthreat known to industry, government officials and experts said Wednesday.

They warned that industries are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the so-called Stuxnet worm as they merge networks and computer systems to increase efficiency. The growing danger, said lawmakers, makes it imperative that Congress move on legislation that would expand government controls and set requirements to make systems safer.

The complex code is not only able to infiltrate and take over systems that control manufacturing and other critical operations, but it has even more sophisticated abilities to silently steal sensitive intellectual property data, experts said.

Dean Turner, director of the Global Intelligence Network at Symantec Corp., told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that the "real-world implications of Stuxnet are beyond any threat we have seen in the past."


any ideas?
Post 18 Nov 2010, 12:43
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vid
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If any of those dangers wasn't clear to decision makers before, then they shouldn't be decision makers.
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MazeGen



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Symantec has interesting articles on stuxnet:

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/stuxnet-breakthrough
Post 18 Nov 2010, 15:36
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vid
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Post 18 Nov 2010, 16:46
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shoorick



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usage of rare cpu/OS/etc. may be a solution. no direct connection to internet may help also.
in the industry new equipment provided after testing in parallel work up to some years, as more responsible area, as more intensive testing provided, as i do know.
Post 19 Nov 2010, 05:58
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