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New Frankenstein Virus Can Build Itself on Any Computer From Stolen Snippets of Code

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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 10:32 AM
So a new super stealth Virus is nearly ready for use, i suspect we will hear about massive failures at different important sectors in Iran and other opponents of Uncle SAM soon.

Developed by two professors at the University of Texas at Dallas, New Scientist says the Frankenstein virus is essentially a program compliler with directions about the algorithms it needs to assemble. Once unpacked and running, it starts searching the all software on your computer for the code's it needs—generally taking little snippets called gadgets. These gadgets are written to perform specific actions and thus can be transposed over to another program more easily. The researchers only had the Frankenstein virus create two simple algorithms as a proof of concept, but they believe it can assemble any program, including full-scale malware.

Frankenstein is different because all of its code, including the blueprints and gadget-finder, can adapt to look like parts of regular software, making it harder to detect. Just three pieces of such software are enough to provide over 100,000 gadgets, so there are a huge number of ways for Frankenstein to build its monster, but it needs blueprints that find the right balance. If the blueprint is too specific, it leaves Frankenstein little choice in which gadgets to use, leading to less variation and making it easier to detect. Looser blueprints, which only specify the end effects of the malware, are too vague for Frankenstein to follow, for now.

Obviously the military wants this for its ongoing cyberwarfare . But if this ever gets in the hands of script kiddies....


posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 10:38 AM
So, instead of biological warfare we ended up with this. I wonder what Iran will respond with.

We'll destroy ourselves yet. It's only a matter of time.

It's a shame that we will have done it by our own hand.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 11:07 AM
reply to post by WiseThinker

and if iran shuts down the local internet, to protect itself
it will be claimed [as per recent UN Dictat]
that they are violating human rights

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 11:25 AM
Yep, another classic case of:

Problem : Make the internet unsafe for use in Iran
Reaction : Iran government shuts down internet access, international outrage
Solution : Well it will just be another piece of propaganda for the war drums.

This is a virus, that could cause massive civilian damage as well


posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 12:38 PM
Theoretically speaking couldn't this thing run out of control and start assembling gadgets all over the web? Maybe it's just my paranoid side talking here but is this a real possibility?
It sounds like a ridiculous thing to even develop. Like biological weapons this might come back to bite us in the arse one day.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 02:46 PM
reply to post by Asktheanimals

Well, thats where the danger of the "Script kiddies" come in.

Should it fall into the hands of someone civilian, then yeah, they could rewrite it to do anything they'd want, like potentially making it a virus that spreads without boundaries or a "mission".


posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 01:07 PM
I hope it does fall into the hands of script kiddies.. If they're haphazardly dropping this virus all around the internet, it's going to get media attention and their entire program will be upended. Computer security companies will start trying to counter-act this virus and so on, so the U.S. gov will need to try something else. But, at least they will have one less bullet in their mini-gun of enslavement.

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