News Briefs 27-09-2010

Let's play... Global Thermonuclear War.

Quotes of the Day:

Lumension's Alan Bently: Stuxnet is the most refined piece of malware ever discovered. The worm is significant because mischief or financial reward wasn't its purpose. It was aimed right at the heart of a critical infrastructure.

Ralph Langner: Until a few days ago, people did not believe a directed attack like this was possible. What Stuxnet represents is a future in which people with the funds will be able to buy an attack like this on the black market.

Roel Schouwenberg: This sounds like something out of a movie. But I would argue it's plausible, suddenly plausible, that it was nation state-backed.

Arne Schoenbohm: Cyberspace has become the fifth military battlefield, after land, air, water and space.

Eugene Kaspersky: I think that this is the turning point … because in the past there were just cyber-criminals. Now I am afraid it is the time of cyber-terrorism, cyber-weapons and cyber-wars.

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Kat's picture
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Due to a severely malfunctioning mouse, doing today's news has been 24 hours of sheer hell. I took it apart at least six times, trying to fix it. After the last attempt, I had to break out the crazy glue (temper, temper!) before I could screw it back together. And it's still so screwed up, trying to use it has driven me totally out of my mind.

So if you're gonna bitch about something I've posted, could you at least read it first, please -- 'cause I'm now off to chew up some xanax and ambien anyway, and won't be reading any rants until tomorrow, at the very earliest.

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Gee, all of that code discretely dropped into millions of systems worldwide. Why just target Iran?

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Drugs are expensive. Get a new mouse or two, and shoot the old one. It will calm you right down.

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It's disappointing that this story turned out to be a hoax.

Specially considering the tantalizing Fortean implications of the supposedly appointed "alien ambassador":

Mazlan Othman, or M. Othman.

I still think John Keel is giggling with all this, though ;)

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It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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Captain Robert Salas, who, along with six others is to break his silence on the subject, said: ‘We’re talking about unidentified flying objects, as simple as that.

*Sigh* Actually, Salas broke his silence some time ago. Still, it's nice to see these kind of news on mainstream media.

PS: Here's a video of the press conference.

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All this wiretapping stuff is worrying for harmless law abiding citizens. You need egalite on Linux, to chat directly between two computers, without storing your conversation on servers. This is the original idea of the internet. Soon available for Windows too. And no, I don't make a cent off that, it is free.

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Here we go with the first major salvo in the internet censorship project. If this malware hadn't been created they would have to create it. We are going to be eased into a situation of authoritarian internet control now based on the excuse that infrastructure can't handle the freedom. We knew it was coming. Now here it is.

See video

(Youtube query: "Internet should have never existed")