Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Mar 2012 19:00 UTC, submitted by yoni
Privacy, Security, Encryption "And just when you thought the whole Stuxnet/Duqu trojan saga couldn't get any crazier, a security firm who has been analyzing Duqu writes that it employs a programming language that they've never seen before." Pretty crazy, especially when you consider what some think the mystery language looks like "The unknown c++ looks like the older IBM compilers found in OS400 SYS38 and the oldest sys36.The C++ code was used to write the tcp/ip stack for the operating system and all of the communications."
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by Gestahlt on Mon 12th Mar 2012 19:33 UTC
Gestahlt
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2011-10-17

Hmm.. If you want it even more crazy, maybe this is not a trojan / virus / worm at all (per se).

It´s main purpose seem to collecting information and be able to connect to basically everything. It is quite possible that it might be "machine made" code, so it doesnt have to make necessary sense to the human reader.

Also im not sure how obfuscators work, but doesnt that fit into the reasons why you obfuscate your code?

Im quite interested in that Duqu story, i got a hunch that it might turn out into something really interesting.

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