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I just read about Stuxnet, which is allegedly a computer worm that silently infected thousands of computers and eventually sabotaged Iran’s nuclear program. I find it difficult to believe that so many hoops were jumped through without ever being detected.

Rumors still prevail that carrots are good for your vision, but we now know that this was just a government facade to keep the existence of Airborne interception RADAR a secret.

Companies (Microsoft and Siemens in this case) could cooperating with governments to permit targeted security "flaws" to prevail. Did the alleged events surrounding Stuxnet actually happen, or is it a facade to hide manufactured security holes that allow government manipulation of global systems?

  • I feel like there are two questions here: 1) "Is the official report accurate?" and 2) "Was Stuxnet a government hoax to cover other malicious activity?" IMHO #1 is a more interesting and useful question, #2 is probably unanswerable. – Will Dec 3 '15 at 23:21
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    Second paragraph irrelevant for the question. – GEdgar Dec 4 '15 at 0:59
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    Welcome to Skeptics! I think there may be a good question in here, but I can't understand it yet. If the common understanding of Stuxnet is correct, it was government subterfuge. (Is that what you mean by "facade"?) Your claim (that manufacturers deliberately worked in secret with the Government) is unfalsifiable. – Oddthinking Dec 4 '15 at 1:21
  • Stuxnet was uncovered by the Russian firm Kaspersky. – Christian Dec 4 '15 at 18:56

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