Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

Over the past two years, according to intelligence and military experts familiar with its operations, Dimona has taken on a new, equally secret role — as a critical testing ground in a joint American and Israeli effort to undermine Iran’s efforts to make a bomb of its own. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - Jan 15, 2011 - 4:15 PM PST
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - Jan 16, 2011 - 11:11 AM PST
Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Jan. 16, 2011

This is an in-depth, revealing report, full of intriguing details that were not widely available before. The one area in which this article was seriously lacking was in its coverage of how the media have handled the Stuxnet story to date; it does not muse, as I do, on the arduous process of how Israel's principal involvement in the cyber attack came to be public knowledge.

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Kelly Garrett
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by Kelly Garrett - Jan. 18, 2011

A thorough but easy-to-read summary of what we know (or suspect) about Stuxnet to date. It also briefly considers what the implications of US involvement in this project might be. This story is likely to continue unfolding for some time to come, but this is a good snapshot of where we are right now.

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Sirajul Islam
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by Sirajul Islam - Jan. 16, 2011

Well, a scoop, maybe. The report was detailed, shows context and enterprising. This is why NYT is one of the best. I'm with Jon however as to how Israel managed to be out of focus of the media regarding this frontier of usage of technology to bar Iran from being a nuclear nation. Well, Israel deserve to be praised for showing their smartness on two counts: they've overpowered the intel community and the media; and they've the technology.

I wonder in the time of the rein of the Wikileaks, Stuxnet was spared.

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Randy Morrow
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by Randy Morrow - Jan. 16, 2011

Mr. Langner is among the experts who expressed fear that the attack had legitimized a new form of industrial warfare, one to which the United States is also highly ... More »

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Edward Craig
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by Edward Craig - Jan. 18, 2011

I wish the writers noticed why Windows is unsuitable for production environments.

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