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NOVA: Cyberwar Threat

Liam O'Murchu and Eric Chien, Symantec employees who decoded Stuxnet, demonstrating how malware can infect a computer. They were part of what was an ad hoc international effort to understand what STUXNET was.
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Liam O'Murchu and Eric Chien, Symantec employees who decoded Stuxnet, demonstrating how malware can infect a computer. They were part of what was an ad hoc international effort to understand what STUXNET was.

Airs Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Explore the science behind the headlines in PBS’ premier science series. With compelling stories and spectacular visuals, NOVA programs demystify science and technology for viewers of all ages and spotlight people involved in scientific pursuits.

The Cybersecurity Lab

Take cybersecurity into your own hands. In this Lab, you’ll defend a company that is the target of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks. Your task is to strengthen your cyber defenses and thwart the attackers by completing a series of cybersecurity challenges. You’ll crack passwords, craft code, and defeat malicious hackers.

"Cyberwar Threat" - Through startling, previously unreported detail, delve into the chilling new reality of cyberwar, in which cyber weapons can inflict physical damage on our factories, power plants and pipelines … leaving us vulnerable to crippling attacks.

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