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[liberationtech] Flame | sKyWIper - 'the son of stuxnet' -

The Doctor drwho at virtadpt.net
Wed May 30 08:16:38 PDT 2012


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On 05/30/2012 02:59 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:

Disclaimer: I haven't gotten my hands on a copy of Flame to take
apart yet.

>> They also compare it with Stuxnet. All bullocks?
> Yes.

Stuxnet was designed to wreck centrifuges.  As far as is known right
now, destructive functionality (aside from torching a machine it's on
when commanded to, presumably to cover its tracks) hasn't been
mentioned in any accounts of Flame thus far.

> "Sounds like something a defense contractor would do." "Let's make 
> it easily scriptable"

That's pretty forward thinking for a defense contractor.  Unusually so.

> After having looked at the text strings and screenshots: "that 
> looks like it was done by Americans"

The thing that jumped out at me in this regard are the names of some
of the modules: 'gator' isn't a diminutive of 'alligator' one hears
often outside of the US.  'beetlejuice' isn't common heard outside of
the States, either (the movie's not often thought of these days;
astronomy buffs tend to call 'betelguise' 'betelguise' unless they're
talking to little ones).

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