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Ralph Langner:
Cracking Stuxnet, a 21st-century cyber weapon

TED2011 · 10:40 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Ralph Langner: Cracking Stuxnet, a 21st-century cyber weapon
10:40 · Filmed March 2011 at TED2011 · Subtitles available in 30 languages

When first discovered in 2010, the Stuxnet computer worm posed a baffling puzzle. Beyond its sophistication loomed a more troubling mystery: its purpose. Ralph Langner and team helped crack the code that revealed this digital warhead's final target. In a fascinating look inside cyber-forensics, he explains how — and makes a bold (and, it turns out, correct) guess at its shocking origins.

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Ralph Langner is a German control system security consultant. He has received worldwide recognition for his analysis of the Stuxnet malware. Full bio
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