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The most "sophisticated" software ever made


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starspawn0

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See the top post here, which claims it is the Stuxnet Virus:

 

https://www.quora.co...de-ever-written

 

I had no idea it was that complex.


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I remember gushing about Stuxnet to my history teacher at the time, saying that it was like malware from the 2040s sent back in time to 2010 to deliberately crush Iran's nuclear program. She was actually the one who brought it up to the class because she thought it was worth mentioning, and while I'm not quite sure how into futurism she was, I know that she recognized how crazy it was as well. 

What terrified me then as it does now is that we still don't precisely know who created it, though all signs point to Israel. In which case, you have to ask yourself "if this is what we were able to accomplish in 2005-2007, what on Earth are the programmers able to do today?"

The only reason we even discovered Stuxnet at all is because of a minor programming accident as a result of an update. It's almost certain that there are superior versions of it running right now, utterly incapable of being found. It's even possible that the Israelis, Americans, and Chinese have all but wired the entire digital infrastructure of the world with a web of super-Stuxnets akin to nuclear MAD and that, should hostilities ever break out, this black network would instantly paralyze digital technology worldwide and cause trillions in damages.

 

Another interesting quirk is that we tried using Stuxnet against North Korea, but failed because they literally don't have the technological infrastructure to let it work.


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I think it's believed the U.S. also had substantial input into its creation.

 

Future versions may use some kinds of AI technologies -- e.g. chatbots that engage in "social engineering". 



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I'm a little unsettled by the thought the Russians and Chinese might have already developed something like this and sneaked one or two into the US electric grid infrastructure to be awakened by some unknown trigger.


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The most "sophisticated" software ever made

I thought the honor would go to my implementation of malloclab.






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