Sep 24 2010

Stuxnet worm smells like overhype

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Let’s get something straight, folks. Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad didn’t mention the Stuxnet worm in his recent United Nations speech. He didn’t blame Israel for destroying Iran’s critical infrastructures in a vicious SCADA attack.

Heck, the firebrand politician didn’t even slam Israel for launching a cyber-attack. Go figure, eh?

{sniff} I smell the stench of overhype surrounding the Stuxnet worm…

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  • By xfmrhsdNo Gravatar, 26 September 2010 @ 10:31 pm

    Was a quiet decade as far as virus hype goes, looked like the old days with the Symantec banner on CBS Evening News today, took over 10 years for it to come back. Duke Nukem forever comes out Feb 2011, any connections conspiracy theorists? Or could this be simply a cycle in virus hype as happened before (Benefiting AV companies) concurrent with simply a company capitalizing on a long awaited release just after a major financial upheaval. In either case we out here stand to benefit from the entertainment. Good AV software (Not Symantec by the way! I use a free down loadable copy from a good company) and a hardware firewall makes all this just entertainment for us. Game on AV industry! Hype on gaming industry! Wait! reverse that, or maybe not , does this apply to both? In any case I will be playing DNF when it comes out…and no thumbdrives will be allowed on military bases forever.

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