STUXNET: Anatomy of a Computer Virus

Over the next little while, we are looking at organisms and structures under the microscope.  Now, we are just scratching the surface to the micro-world that we cannot see or feel that exists as part of our daily lives, and viruses are included in that mix.  But did you ever think that a computer virus worked in the same way?  That it might be visible under a microscope?  Sadly, it cannot be seen under a microscope since it exists completely within a computer as a piece of software.  But a computer virus can be just as “deadly” as a living virus.  Take for example the following virus called STUXNET.  To see the video, click on the title below the image.

 

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

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Posted on January 16, 2012, in cells, fun, news, videos and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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