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Comment Re:Chrome does the same (Score 1) 179

http://www.scribd.com/doc/47498765/Google-Safe-Browsing-v2-API-implementation-notes#outer_page_6

Web browser sends first 32bits of sha256 hash of URL to google to check against database. Then if it matches (response from google) it sends the whole sha256 hash.

It's easy for google to get the real url form sha256 hash of it, they have a pretty big database of urls ;-)

Submission + - Stuxnet features out of the movies (nytimes.com)

rkwasny writes: NYT has more information about Stuxnet work "The worm itself now appears to have included two major components. One was designed to send Iran’s nuclear centrifuges spinning wildly out of control. Another seems right out of the movies: The computer program also secretly recorded what normal operations at the nuclear plant looked like, then played those readings back to plant operators, like a pre-recorded security tape in a bank heist, so that it would appear that everything was operating normally while the centrifuges were actually tearing themselves apart."

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