Cyber superweapon from China

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First cyber superweapon

Computer hackers have warned that a week-long national holiday in China from Friday could leave the country vulnerable to further attack from a potentially lethal computer virus.
 

EtienneK

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Some of these systems mentioned in the article sound like they are critical to the wellbeing of an entire nation. Why would you connect such systems to the internet??!
 

ToxicBunny

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Because you'll find that all these systems will be centrally monitored, and realistically the only way to get that done cost efficiently is through the internet...
 

The_Unbeliever

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Some of these systems mentioned in the article sound like they are critical to the wellbeing of an entire nation. Why would you connect such systems to the internet??!
Because you'll find that all these systems will be centrally monitored, and realistically the only way to get that done cost efficiently is through the internet...
And there's the solution - disconnect it from the internet...

Much easier said than getting it done though.
 

Crummy_Gummy

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From another article the worm takes advantage of Windows zero day bugs. The worm would've taken about 6 months to write. That's 6 months over the zero days. Nuff said?
 

TeRRoRByteZ2007

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Hasn't Microsoft or Siemens released a patch for this yet? I mean they have known for quite some time now and they know exactly how machines are infected... why not release a fix?
 

VioAdmin

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The power plants just need to install avast anti-virus, they will be fine.
 

sutekj

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Somehow all these Stuxnet articles seem like overblown fear mongering to me - Probably to create excuses for tougher cyber laws.
 

Draconia2

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bring the worm to the offices of the goverment ... change the documents for the petrol prices .... R4 per litre sounds about right ....:D
 

fernandopires

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The best solution for a country is that it should let all its critical infrastructure (electricity, water, defence etc) run on a private network away from the internet, but that would be more expensive
 

Dosti

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ssshhh, this will give Eskom and water boards another reason to increase price for service delivery, we must pay for new technology and their fat bonuses because of their motivation for a more efficient system, which will still be inefficient. Ethekwini municipalities billings collection was down for a while in last 2 weeks.... wonder...
 

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The best solution for a country is that it should let all its critical infrastructure (electricity, water, defence etc) run on a private network away from the internet, but that would be more expensive
Robert who works at the Super Duper Private EWETC network comes home from a hard day at work. He plugs in his laptop and does some work. At home his computer gets infected by shis childs USB disk. He goes back to work the next day and infects the private network.
 
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