[PC-BSD Testing] Would you trust the operation and security of your nuclear facility to Windows, lol?

Lars Noldan lars at w9zeb.org
Fri Sep 24 05:42:51 PDT 2010


HI Lars,

while I agree with your egrep code below, I can't help but wonder why it didn't pick up the "testing" in the subject line....    

TGIF!! -- ;)

Lars

On Sep 24, 2010, at 1:31 AM, Lars Engels wrote:

> 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.
>> 
>> Sources:
>> 
>> http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9187300/Microsoft_confirms_it_missed_Stuxnet_print_spooler_zero_day_
>> 
>> http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/205827/was_stuxnet_built_to_attack_irans_nuclear_program.html
>> 
>> http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/stuxnet-introduces-first-known-rootkit-scada-devices
>> 
>> Picture of Facility's Control Panel showing Windows Error Message:
>> http://www.upi.com/News_Photos/Features/The-Nuclear-Issue-in-Iran/1581/2/
> 
> 
> $ egrep -i '(pcbsd)|(testing)' $your_message
> $
> 
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