Mystery Surrounds Cyber Missile That Crippled Iran's Nuclear Weapons Ambitions Read

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  1. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    Thanks. :D

    This deserves it's own thread, and I was lazy. :eek:
     
  3. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    A "good" virus is a lot like "good" torture.

    When we do it to the "bad guys" we call it a good thing.

    But it's not so good when it's done to us.
     
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    I wonder if they had to wait, until USB keys got big enough to hold the virus??

    And were "free" keys sent to Iran, as a sign of good-will. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Apple OC thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Let me re-word this ... "A Fantastic Virus" ... Merry Christmas :cool:
     
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    Really? In the same way a fish is like a bicycle?


    Awesome.
     
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    Too complex of a concept for you to grasp, eh?
     
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    In what way is a fish like a bicycle? :confused:
     
  9. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    They're not and that's the point.
     
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    I see. The saying I am familiar with is "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle", which uses the fish/bicycle juxtaposition rather differently, hence my confusion. As you were...
     
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    Yes, Frida Kahlo. Maybe an unconscious reference.
     
  12. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Of course the point is that an attack is an attack, whether done with computer viruses or more conventional weapons.
     
  13. Apple OC thread starter macrumors 68040

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    personally ... I support this Virus attack ... nice piece of work ... wish I knew who to thank :cool:
     
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    So if someone attacked the U.S. with a virus, would you likewise say "nice piece of work"?
     
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    so who ya gonna believe.....Fox News? or Iran? :p
     
  16. Apple OC thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No ... but it was a nice piece of work disabling Iran's nuclear program

    Not Iran ... so yes the Fox News story

    here is the same from CBS ...
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20017507-501465.html
     
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    I agree
     
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    The Israelis are smugly silent, but how about this for a odd thought? China!! :eek:

    And if you don't think that they aren't dabbling in industrial espionage, at every level, then you have not been paying attention.
     
  19. Apple OC, Nov 27, 2010
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    well played Bauer ... China, USA, Israel ... may even be Iraq?

    I just do not know who to thank :cool:
     
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    Type faster. :mad:

    I changed "are" to "aren't" at 06:49. :p

    :D
     
  21. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    So what if someone wants to disable something of ours... because we're their enemy, or they feel threatened?

    The U.S. may have a dominant military, but anybody can create a virus. And unlike nuclear warheads they don't require rockets to propel them around the globe.

    Seems a little short-sighted to cheer the onset of the next arena of conflict. Today "we" won. Who wins tomorrow? And at what cost?
     
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    Here is what I don't get

    After reading the whole article, it made it seem like the virus was planted around the nuclear facility in the hope someone would bring their work home and use a usb


    What type of secure facility lets
    1) people bring work home
    2) allow for the entrance of removable storage
     
  23. Apple OC thread starter macrumors 68040

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    people have been trying to disable the Western way of life for a long time ... that was a big part of Terrorism long before 911 or Iraq.

    I still wish I knew who to thank for this ... I hope it was some 16 year old Hacker that turns it into a job. :cool:
     
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    You must be aware that in every endeavour today, extra curricular work is a requirement of the work-place.

    Now this demand has finally found a price. ;)
     
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    how is this different than 2008 when a usb drive penetrated us centcom's classified computers; what goes around comes around.
     

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