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2012-06-11 12:27:09 PM  
This sort of thing is fascinating to me. A Super government virus? When did I start living in a Tom Clancy novel?
 
2012-06-11 01:53:01 PM  
www.boingboing.net

Word. L8r.
 
2012-06-11 01:55:23 PM  
So that's why my computer has been faster lately...

/not really, but did have a memory crash friday
 
2012-06-11 01:55:24 PM  
Another night slowly closes in, And I feel so lonely.
 
2012-06-11 01:59:49 PM  
When Kramer hears about this the shiat's gonna hit the fan.
 
2012-06-11 02:03:02 PM  
Now this is how to fight a war in the 21st century.
 
2012-06-11 02:05:54 PM  
Flame spy?
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-06-11 02:11:04 PM  

NallTWD: Now this is how to fight a war in the 21st century.


this means the replacement virus has been teste where it will live for a while and having proven that it can also shot off Flame, It's going to let flame to the right, dignified thing, and turn itself off.
 
2012-06-11 02:11:17 PM  
I'm sure Kevin Bacon is connected to this.
 
2012-06-11 02:13:31 PM  
Should've consulted the manual.
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-06-11 02:15:08 PM  
It was nothing the 1997 edition of Norton Antivirus that came packaged with my old Gateway computer couldn't handle.
 
2012-06-11 02:16:40 PM  
Infected computers that got the command went on to delete an array of files and then cram disks with random characters to thwart recovery of original code, according to security researchers.

Deleting and overwriting doesn't mean nothing remains.
 
2012-06-11 02:18:33 PM  

RDixon: Infected computers that got the command went on to delete an array of files and then cram disks with random characters to thwart recovery of original code, according to security researchers.

Deleting and overwriting doesn't mean nothing remains.


It does make recovery harder though.
 
2012-06-11 02:19:32 PM  

topcon: It was nothing the 1997 edition of Norton Antivirus that came packaged with my old Gateway computer couldn't handle.


N00b. I use Edgar the Virus Hunter version .0001

/found 423,827 viruses
//that is not a small number
 
2012-06-11 02:29:25 PM  
This would not have happened, had they been behind 7 proxies.
 
2012-06-11 02:32:31 PM  
A program of the computer virus known as Flame

WTF?

That makes about as much sense as this.

speakfresh.com
 
2012-06-11 02:35:18 PM  

the_celt: This would not have happened, had they been behind 7 proxies.


Good luck.
 
2012-06-11 02:39:08 PM  
All done. Bye. Bye.
 
2012-06-11 02:50:57 PM  

Not Available: [www.boingboing.net image 600x450]

Word. L8r.


Poor Freeze. Flame had the Firebird and Blade has the Eclipse and all he had was a shiatty Ford Ranger. Plus they didn't even give him his own bio page like the two of them had.
 
2012-06-11 02:52:50 PM  
Will this affect my porn viewing?
 
2012-06-11 02:56:16 PM  

lordargent: A program of the computer virus known as Flame

WTF?

That makes about as much sense as this.

[speakfresh.com image 500x375]


Please post the proper one....

Some farker's request of me in the Peru Earthquake thread

j.wigflip.com

ALPACA!
 
2012-06-11 03:29:37 PM  
Well, that was disappointing. I was expecting to hear that Johnny Storm was finally out of the closet.
 
2012-06-11 03:34:13 PM  
Is Cheap Trick OK ?
 
2012-06-11 04:13:24 PM  
Speaking of the Human Torch, what's going to happen if they do an Avengers-Fantastic Four crossover pic? Is it possible that Steve Rogers' secret alter ego is Johnny Storm?
 
2012-06-11 04:46:32 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-06-11 04:48:28 PM  

mbillips: Speaking of the Human Torch, what's going to happen if they do an Avengers-Fantastic Four crossover pic? Is it possible that Steve Rogers' secret alter ego is Johnny Storm?


Last I heard, the Fantastic Four films will get recast and rebooted.
 
2012-06-11 05:07:05 PM  
Not everyone gets Renewal at Carousel.
 
2012-06-11 05:17:38 PM  
What's really dumb about the GOP's demand for an investigation into the leak is that everyone and their mother knew that U.S. intelligence was involved in Stuxnet and Flame. The only thing classified that leaked was confirmation that it was the U.S.

That said, I'd much rather have Obama drop computer viruses onto Tehran than bombs.
 
2012-06-11 05:37:22 PM  

burndtdan:


I was disappointed that The Avengers didn't have any hot Thor on Captain America action.
 
2012-06-11 06:24:59 PM  
I had heard that Flame was written in farking Lua of all things. I can only hope not. Might as well have done the thing in Forth.
 
2012-06-11 06:45:19 PM  

erewhon: I had heard that Flame was written in farking Lua of all things. I can only hope not. Might as well have done the thing in Forth.


There was an article on Slashdot that said that Flame contained a bunch of common open-source libraries like zlib, libxml, etc., which misled anti-virus companies into originally thinking it was some kind of business application. If that's the case, it was most likely written in a more common language like C++, although I wouldn't be surprised if there are Lua bindings for all of those libraries.

Although I have to say I find it odd that (assuming I read it correctly) malware authors are apparently so unlikely to leverage easily-available open-source libraries, that a virus that actually uses them would actually seem less suspicious.
 
2012-06-11 07:43:37 PM  
I was expecting something about the Tony Awards.
 
2012-06-11 08:23:34 PM  
encrypted-tbn3.google.com

Knows Knew about flame-outs.
 
2012-06-11 10:34:29 PM  

mbillips: Speaking of the Human Torch, what's going to happen if they do an Avengers-Fantastic Four crossover pic? Is it possible that Steve Rogers' secret alter ego is Johnny Storm?


fox has ff and xmen while marvel studios has avengers rights so no crossovers coming up anytime soon
 
2012-06-12 04:49:40 AM  
Their code example is defining variables? Am I missing something?
 
2012-06-12 07:32:53 AM  

unicron702: Their code example is defining variables? Am I missing something?


Maybe they hired the same law firm as SCO and Oracle.
 
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