[PC-BSD Testing] Would you trust the operation and security of your nuclear facility to Windows, lol?
lars.engels at 0x20.net
Thu Sep 23 22:31:42 PDT 2010
On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 07:42:54PM -0400, Ian Robinson wrote:
> Would you trust the operation and security of your nuclear facility to
> Windows, lol?
> Recent news reports link Stuxnet, a highly sophisticated computer worm/root
> kit, in an attempt to destroy operations at Iran's Bushehr nuclear reactor.
> Stuxnet's code exploited four different unpatched Windows vulnerabilities,
> including Windows print spooler. Microsoft had known about for at least a
> year. "Microsoft confirmed Wednesday that it overlooked the vulnerability
> when it was revealed last year." The code also exploits the same
> vulnerability that was used to spread the Conficker virus (a.k.a.
> Downadup). The Stuxnet exploits other flaws and can be used by attackers to
> upgrade access privileges on compromised PCs to administrator status. While
> Microsoft says it will patch the flaws in a future update -- Microsoft said
> last week that it has not set a timetable for the fixes.
> Picture of Facility's Control Panel showing Windows Error Message:
$ egrep -i '(pcbsd)|(testing)' $your_message
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