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Stuxnet: Computer Worm Targets Iran Nuke Plant?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Not an expert on the subject by any means, but if we (or the Israelis or the Brits) were able to target Iran's nuclear plant, it seems like a stroke of genius to me.

  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I blame Bushehr
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    "I gave it a cold."

  4. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Give 'em a big jug of HiberNol

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  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Great, this means we're just a few steps away from the Geek Squad going nuclear.
  6. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    HHGregg will not let that happen.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Was it the Israeli's or did someone try to frame them:

  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Some more information on what's a pretty cool story:

  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The New York Times on Stuxnet:

  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I love it, but I wish both the Americans and Israelis would keep their mouths completely shut about it instead of the "wink-wink, nod-nod" we're not doing it, but we are doing it routine.

    Who do they think they're fooling?
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    The perception that you can do something is almost as important as the ability to actually do it. Maybe we want to leave this impression, not only with Iran but the remaining point on the axis of evil, North Korea, as well as Venezuela, China and Russia.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I don't know about talking about it off the record and then wink winking, as Bubbler, put it. But one of the things I always admired about the Israelis (and there are so many things I detest), is that they have the best secret/covert/sabotage operations in the world, and then their way of handling the aftermath is to neither confirm or deny, or even talk about it. Just do the wink wink, nod nod. So there is no doubt they were the ones, but its just untraceable and so much about their means is left in a shadowy abyss. It's why I was so surprised when the Mosad screwed up that assassination in Dubai and left their finger prints all over it (and video of the perps). It was so uncharacteristic of them, and made me wonder if they had lost a bit off their fastball. If they were able to use intelligence to get enough info about the Iranian processing plants, then reproduce them, and then design and test computer worms that could render the centrifuges bad, they definitely recapture some of their aura (which to me extends only about to the mossad and its abilities; not to a lot of other dumbass things they do to incite even more discontent from the Palestinians and ensure the hostilities continue).
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