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yeah i've read most of what Stuxnet had. I still want to know what those 2 encrypted files were that couldn't be decrypted. It could lead to more clues as to who the creator is or if Stuxnet will wreak even more havoc later on
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That is just crazy what Stuxnet did and the fact it infected so many computers and did not do anything to them. That is cyber warfare right there.
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post #13 of 16
The computers was just access to the real objective. The PLCs. It had no nothing really to do on windows except for hiding itself.

Those encrypted files were the other 2 zero days they discovered later on. We all know who created it lol that's the worst kept secret since who shot JFK
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now ya understand why i didnt post it as a news story. and again why i question what the criteria was for the top 10 selection.


i miss the days of the "harmless" computer infections.. i think the cookie monster virus should be number 1.
    
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post #15 of 16
It wasn't just Windows ME; the whole Windows 9x thing was horrible (from a security point of view). Back then, getting infected was a lot easier, even if you weren't an idiot.

There were just too many damn vulnerabilities, AVs were crap, and thanks to Dial-up connections, updates were weekly, not daily.
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now ya understand why i didnt post it as a news story. and again why i question what the criteria was for the top 10 selection.


i miss the days of the "harmless" computer infections.. i think the cookie monster virus should be number 1.
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