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Re: Flame: Massive cyber-attack discovered, researchers say

Before there was the real internet..the wang chung was feared by many

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During the 1970s about 2,000 Wang 2200T computers were shipped to the USSR. Due to the Afghan war in the 1980s, US and COCOM export restrictions ended the shipment of Wang computers. The Soviets were in great need of computers. In 1981 Russian engineers at Minpribor's Schetmash factory in Kursk reverse engineered the Wang 2200T and created a computer they named the Iskra 226. The "COCOM restrictions" theory, though, while popular in the West, is challenged by some Russian computer historians on the basis of the fact that development for the Iskra-226 started in 1978, two years before the Afghan war. One possible reason for this might be a Soviet fear of the backdoors in the Western hardware. It is also significantly differs from the Wang 2200 in its internals, being more inspired by it, rather than a direct clone.

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I guess they were right. Who would trust a government, which now is in a business of spreading computer viruses. That's the cost of a small triumph of could be a brief delay in running some equipment in Iran vs loosing credibility among all other countries in the world. And that's what distinguishes a wise diplomacy from a politic campaign to get a re-election...
Keep it simple, it'll become complex by itself...