Cyber security expert Ralph Langner reports his research into Stuxnet in a must see video from a recent Ted Talk. While an article by Washington’s Blog, “Could a Rogue Computer Virus be Used to Shut Down Nuclear Plants Worldwide?“, has gone viral; the real news is Langner’s revelation that “Stuxnet is generic”, which implies its flexible code can easily attack other industrial sites not just nuclear plants. The Ugly Truth quotes Langner’s pointed comment, “you fail to understand that the hacker underground has been studying control systems for years without any success. You fail to understand that this community will eagerly dismantle Stuxnet as a blueprint for how to cyber-attack installations from the cookie plant next door to power plants.” Virus protection will be at a premium for commercial applications!
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