Stuxnet run out of Dimona

How do you slow down Iran's nuclear program without bombing them? You screw up their computers with an extraordinarily sophisticated computer program that attacks only the computers involved in their enrichment operations.It is not news that Stuxnet has set back the Iranian nuclear program several years (some analysts believe it may be as many as 4 years). What might be news is that we are getting very strong indications that this was a joint Israel-US operation run out of the super secret Israeli nuclear facility at Dimona: Behind Dimona's barbed wire, the experts say, Israel has spun nuclear centrifuges virtually identical to Iran's at Natanz, where Iranian scientists are struggling to enrich uranium. They say Dimona tested the effectiveness of the Stuxnet computer worm, a destructive program that appears to have wiped out roughly a fifth of Iran's nuclear centrifuges and helped delay, though not destroy, Tehran's ability to make its first nuclear arms."To check out the worm,...(Read Full Post)

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