Iran’s nuclear plans slowed due to Windows 7 flaws

“In the 20th century, this would have been a job for James Bond,” Ed Barnes reports for FOXNews. “The mission: Infiltrate the highly advanced, securely guarded enemy headquarters where scientists in the clutches of an evil master are secretly building a weapon that can destroy the world. Then render that weapon harmless and escape undetected.”

“But in the 21st century, Bond doesn’t get the call,” Barnes reports. “Instead, the job is handled by a suave and very sophisticated secret computer worm, a jumble of code called Stuxnet, which in the last year has not only crippled Iran’s nuclear program but has caused a major rethinking of computer security around the globe.”

Barnes reports, “Stuxnet is an incredibly advanced, undetectable computer worm that took years to construct and was designed to jump from computer to computer until it found the specific, protected control system that it aimed to destroy: Iran’s nuclear enrichment program.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Whoda thunk it? Microsoft’s ineptitude turns out to be good for something after all! You should’ve got a Mac, Ahmadinejad, you batshit insane son-a-ma-batch.

“Here’s to the crazy ones,” indeed.


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