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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

FLAME, no, not that one

Asmat Noori, who leads the IT Operations team at ICPSR, pointed me to this the other day:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47590214/ns/technology_and_science-security/#.T8Tg67_wPx5

Unlike our FLAME, which we hope will be a benevolent collection of built and borrowed systems, this:

Flame appears poised to go down in history as the third major cyber weapon uncovered after Stuxnet and its data-stealing cousin Duqu, named after the Star Wars villain.

So I think it wins the award for the Dangerous-but-kind-of-cool Flame.

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