[IP] Malware kills 154

Steven Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Mon Aug 23 15:37:48 EDT 2010

On Aug 23, 2010, at 11:11 13AM, Peter Gutmann wrote:

> "Perry E. Metzger" <perry at piermont.com> forwards:
>> "Authorities investigating the 2008 crash of Spanair flight 5022
>> have discovered a central computer system used to monitor technical
>> problems in the aircraft was infected with malware...."
>> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38790670/ns/technology_and_science-security/?gt1=43001
> Sigh, yet another attempt to use the "dog ate my homework" of computer
> problems, if their fly-by-wire was Windows XP then they had bigger things to
> worry about than malware.
To say nothing of what happens when you run a nuclear power plant on Windows: http://www.upi.com/News_Photos/Features/Irans-Bushehr-nuclear-power-plant/3693/2/ (slightly OT, I realize, but too good to pass up).

		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

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