Thursday, September 30, 2010

In a Computer Worm, a Possible Biblical Clue - NYTimes.com

Strange days indeed

That use of the word “Myrtus” — which can be read as an allusion to Esther — to name a file inside the code is one of several murky clues that have emerged as computer experts try to trace the origin and purpose of the rogue Stuxnet program, which seeks out a specific kind of command module for industrial equipment.

Not surprisingly, the Israelis are not saying whether Stuxnet has any connection to the secretive cyberwar unit it has built inside Israel’s intelligence service.

In a Computer Worm, a Possible Biblical Clue - NYTimes.com

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