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    Re: Powerful 'Flame' cyber weapon found in Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    LOL because length of code means anything at all.

    Sorry, I just find these type of articles written by non-tech people hilarious. Maybe Wired will do an article on this.

    The foremost security malware and virus experts in the world such as the Russian Karpersky Lab, have spent a considerable time on this virus... there are plenty of links in this thread.

    It is easy to throw silly one liners like yours, prove your point or keep quiet.

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    Re: Powerful 'Flame' cyber weapon found in Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    LOL because length of code means anything at all.

    Sorry, I just find these type of articles written by non-tech people hilarious. Maybe Wired will do an article on this.
    yourself

    ZDNet?
    Flame: 'Most complex' cyber-attack ever discovered | ZDNet

    Wired?
    Meet 'Flame', The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers | Threat Level | Wired.com

    SecureList?
    http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/20...ns_and_Answers


    It's all over the web, man, all ya' gotta' do is look.


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    You did fine, Mya. Being a holiday I won't browse ZDNet until tomorrow. I was glad for the tip-off!
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    Re: Powerful 'Flame' cyber weapon found in Iran

    Oh my. We should go over there and blow them to bits shouldn't we?

    Wait...did they not tell you. Many nations come out with pretty kick ass software like this. It is a continuously evolving process. It's certainly not advertised because it would show a weakness in the nations defense unless...they wanted you to see it. Not to scare you or nothing. China was actually the last publicized one to be doing this against us. I'm sure everyone is, though, including our allies.

    But Iran...Something about that place that just says "Kick 'em" isn't there?

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    Re: Powerful 'Flame' cyber weapon found in Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    This is warfare of today.
    this is part of the warfare of today, absolutely. Increasingly it will be a 1st and 2nd world critical vulnerability.

    all those fools who think that Blue Force Tracker and iPads will be the land nav model for ever and ever may want to brush up on their map skills.
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    Re: Powerful 'Flame' cyber weapon found in Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    LOL because length of code means anything at all.

    Sorry, I just find these type of articles written by non-tech people hilarious. Maybe Wired will do an article on this.
    ..and you have offered nothing of substance as usual.


    From ZDNet

    "Flame has the components of a Trojan, a backdoor, and a worm, and is designed to attack Windows machines. Researchers do not appear to know how Flame initially enters a network, but have identified a Windows vulnerability that the malware exploits."
    Flame: 'Most complex' cyber-attack ever discovered | ZDNet



    From Phys.Org

    "The UN International Telecommunication Union has worked with Kaspersky Lab in the investigation, which finds that individuals, businesses, academic institutions and government systems have been hit. The total number of targets is an estimated 600. Iran has acknowledged Flame as a source of malware incidents. Iran's National Computer Emergency Response Team has posted a security alert stating Flame behind recent incidents of data loss. Other countries affected by the attack are Israel, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt."
    Global wave of Flame cyber attacks called staggering


    Again thanks Mya for this thread!!!

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    Re: Powerful 'Flame' cyber weapon found in Iran

    And that's why I run linux.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Powerful 'Flame' cyber weapon found in Iran

    prove your point
    I already did prove my point. Length of code means nothing; the reporter that wrote that article definitely does not know much about what he is talking about. I will read the Wired article for a better source.
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    Re: Powerful 'Flame' cyber weapon found in Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by makmugens View Post
    Oh my. We should go over there and blow them to bits shouldn't we?

    Wait...did they not tell you. Many nations come out with pretty kick ass software like this. It is a continuously evolving process. It's certainly not advertised because it would show a weakness in the nations defense unless...they wanted you to see it. Not to scare you or nothing. China was actually the last publicized one to be doing this against us. I'm sure everyone is, though, including our allies.

    But Iran...Something about that place that just says "Kick 'em" isn't there?
    umm...did anyone say anything remotely close to what your suggesting here...

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    Re: Powerful 'Flame' cyber weapon found in Iran

    while i'm unaware how much of the defense budget is geared towards cybersecurity, my feeling is that we really need to be preparing for this. we spend so much on defense that the money has to be there.

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    Re: Powerful 'Flame' cyber weapon found in Iran

    What makes anyone think we are not already prepared for this? Note that none of these attacks made it to the US. So far as we know, lol.

    The government has been hiring code writers, software engineers, and even hackers, for years. There are plenty of people on defense dept payroll who got "scouted" by the FBI first, lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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