Stuxnet - Malicious Software Takes Aim at Real-World Targets

September 24, 2010 8:02am CST
BEWARE! Have you heard about the new malicious software recently creating havoc! A first-of-its-kind computer worm is taking malicious software to an unprecedented level. As if attempting to steal personal information or inflicting chaos on your laptop isn't bad enough, security experts say the Stuxnet worm is designed to hijack and potentially cripple real-world targets such as nuclear power plants, factories and oil rigs!
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• Philippines
22 Oct 10
These are really common nowadays. That is why we should be carefull when installing applications from our computer. Specially those unknown programs that may contain malwares. Installing a Firewall and an Antivirus would also help and keeping a Recovery disc
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• Garden Grove, California
26 Sep 10
this is exactly why I did not want to put that silly cashcow thing on my computer, its software I know nothing about and it wou ld be free to roam around all the time looking at all I do on my computer. why wou ld I want u nknown elements to spy on my sites. I did not download it at all, it was just not worth it to me.
• United States
24 Sep 10
Wow never ceases to amaze me on how hijackers devote all their time to create such havoc's. Hopefully scientists and all software developing agents can continue to stay on top of things so such does not happen. However, the hijackers are getting more and more experienced in knowing exactly how to infest. Ugh!