Sunday, June 24, 2012

How the "Flame" cyber-attack targeted Windows Update

The recently discovered malware called "Flame" has been termed "one of the most complex threats ever discovered". It targeted Windows Update -- a feature of Windows that continually updates Windows-based PCs as new security problems are discovered -- to deliver a malicious software package of amazing complexity.

For tech junkies interested in how the attackers co-opted Windows Update, this presentation by Alex Sotirov dissects the attack in exquisite detail.

Which in no way excuses the outrageous national security leaks by the Obama administration decried by Democrat and Republican alike.

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