Thursday, September 30, 2010

"Hester Pannim," G-d's Hidden Face, In The Iranian "Nuclear Virus"

If this is Israel's secret weapon of destruction against the Iranian nuclear development, I can live with it.  The New York Times has a surprising article delving into the origins of the computer worm which has infected the Iranian computers.

"Deep inside the computer worm that some specialists suspect is aimed at slowing Iran’s race for a nuclear weapon lies what could be a fleeting reference to the Book of Esther, the Old Testament tale in which the Jews pre-empt a Persian plot to destroy them.

That use of the word “Myrtus” — which can be read as an allusion to Esther* — to name a file inside the code is one of several murky clues that have emerged as computer experts try to trace the origin and purpose of the rogue Stuxnet program, which seeks out a specific kind of command module for industrial equipment."

*Esther= Haddas (Hadassa) myrtle

The Book of Esther tells of a miracle. It's obvious that G-d must be responsible for the happy ending, but G-d is never mentioned in the book, not even once. "Hester Pannim," G-d's Hidden Face, is an important lesson.  Our lives are filled with miracles. G-d is everywhere.

No, I don't have any "inside information" about this computer worm.  I don't know who made it or where or how to hack into other people's computers.  I can barely use mine properly.  I haven't even figured out how to add music to a video/movie/slide show.  I haven't been able to save any music onto this newly formatted and memory enhanced computer.

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