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Documentary: Zero Days
01-26-2017, 04:36 PM
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Documentary: Zero Days
I saw this TV programme on BBC recently - In my opinion it is the best program of the decade.

It is about using a virus to hack into real-world industrial equipment.

The demo showing a balloon being inflated safely until hacked, then showing what happened to the balloon after the hack, made for great TV.

I wonder if anyone else has any views on the technical accuracy of the content.

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01-26-2017, 04:55 PM
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(01-26-2017 04:36 PM)StephenG1CMZ Wrote:  I saw this TV programme on BBC recently - In my opinion it is the best program of the decade.

It is about using a virus to hack into real-world industrial equipment.

The demo showing a balloon being inflated safely until hacked, then showing what happened to the balloon after the hack, made for great TV.

I wonder if anyone else has any views on the technical accuracy of the content.

Remember Stuxnet, the USA-created virus program that destroyed Iran's centerfuges in order to delay their nuclear program?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuxnet

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01-26-2017, 05:39 PM (This post was last modified: 01-26-2017 05:42 PM by StephenG1CMZ.)
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(01-26-2017 04:55 PM)toml_12953 Wrote:  
(01-26-2017 04:36 PM)StephenG1CMZ Wrote:  I saw this TV programme on BBC recently - In my opinion it is the best program of the decade.

It is about using a virus to hack into real-world industrial equipment.

The demo showing a balloon being inflated safely until hacked, then showing what happened to the balloon after the hack, made for great TV.

I wonder if anyone else has any views on the technical accuracy of the content.

Remember Stuxnet, the USA-created virus program that destroyed Iran's centerfuges in order to delay their nuclear program?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuxnet

Tom L

I don't remember the name (except from that documentary, which is about that particular "industrial equipment").
I had heard rumours and news reports about it, but news reports can be biased, with both sides blaming each other - it was difficult to know who or how much to take on trust.

It wasnt until watching this and seeing the technical details of how the virus had been investigated that I could see how believable it was technically.

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