Cyber-weapon Flame, “most complex malware ever,” identified by Kaspersky Lab

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin
The Moscow-based security firm credited with solving various mysteries around Stuxnet and Duqu today announced the discovery of Flame, a data-stealing virus said to have lurked on thousands of computers in the Mideast for as long as 5 years. A Kaspersky Lab spokesperson described it in a Reuters interview as “the most complex piece of malicious software discovered to date.”

 

‘Flame,’ a cyberweapon that makes Stuxnet look cheap

from Wired Top Stories by Bruce Sterling
*Okay, given that this has been out in the wild for a couple of years now, what’s five times bigger than “Flame” and even less understood? http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/virus/2012/Kaspersky_Lab_and_ITU_Research_Reveals_New_Advanced_Cyber_Threat Kaspersky Lab and ITU Research Reveals New Advanced Cyber Threat 28 May Virus News “Kaspersky Lab announces the discovery of a highly sophisticated malicious program that is actively being used as a cyber .

 

 

30 Years of Microsoft Hardware: From mice to men

from The Next Web by Harrison Weber

 

Choosing your Facebook profile photo might have more to do with your culture than you realise

from The Next Web by Nancy Messieh

 

Pew: 15% of online adults use Twitter, 8% every day. That?s up 4x since 2010

from The Next Web by Drew Olanoff

8% of Online Adults Use Twitter Every Day [STUDY]

from Mashable! by Sarah Kessler

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