This story about the Stuxnet worm is amazing. Even though the article is somewhat conjectural in nature, it still leaves me feeling just a little bit mind-blown.
When I was little, I couldn’t wait for “the future” to arrive. Much of the credit for that goes to the Jetsons; my childhood vision of the future mostly involved flying cars. (Didn’t everybody’s?)
I never thought about what the future would mean for warfare and espionage. And I certainly never imagined that these things would be waged via computer.
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I’ve been following the Stuxnet story over on Bruce Schneier’s blog (http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2010/10/stuxnet.html). Getting to this point where we seem to have a pretty good understanding of what the worm does and who sent it out has been a pretty interesting piece of computer forensics.
Some pretty high stakes actions going on here.
Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll go check it out. I like to see what Schneier has to say about things like this. Don’t know why I never thought to go take a look on this topic.
I found out a couple of years ago that a writer I know is very good friends with Schneier. I was pretty impressed (and still am).