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Flame, Stuxnet, and President Obama.


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This is like something from a Dan Brown book!

Teams responsible for the Flame and Stuxnet cyber-attacks worked together in the early stages of each threat's development, researchers have said.

Flame, revealed last month, attacked targets in Iran, as did Stuxnet which was discovered in 2010.

Kaspersky Lab said they co-operated "at least once" to share source code.

"What we have found is very strong evidence that Stuxnet/Duqu and Flame cyber-weapons are connected," Kaspersky said.

From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program.

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Read The New York Times article

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The absurdity of using a cyberweapon like this is that once the code is unraveled then any country with skilled operatives can use it. Perhaps they will post it on Wiki. It's like a gun to the head. Did anyone really think it could be kept secret?

Probably. People who don't understand computers and networks seem to continue to be blithely unaware of the impossibility of any software code being secret for long. This despite those in the know continuing to loudly proclaim it for the past many years. Unfortunately, as usual, it's the people that aren't in the know that seem to be making these decisions.

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