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Wired senior reporter Kim Zetter discusses 'Flame,' the latest tool of cyberweaponry infecting Iranian computers.
Aren't dyobs usual comments psychotic?
Brian, even if war were only waged via computer, this does not necessarily mean "without killing." Taking down power grids and water systems could absolutely result in deaths, and certainly would if it lasted long enough. No drinking water, no sewage or waste disposal, no food storage, no transportation to get out...it would be quite horrific.
...sorry about the "usual psychotics" comment.
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Taking down a city's electrical grid doesn't mean not killing people. People would die because the ambulance dispatch system wasn't working, & possibly in car/subway accidents. It would mean they wouldn't be shot or bombed, but they'd still die because of it.
David Sanger's front page NYT article is a must read.
Cold war to Code war
Never mind "Flame", I caught the twitter app, the sitting on Your page, WNYC, taking over 125 MB of my system memory yesterday. Memory leak, perhaps? -Forward as necessary.
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