Net Shutdown Worm

A tapeworm designed to shut down a nationwide network in the event of national emergency. (Read the full article)

"Electric Skillet is not the name of the worm, but the name of the secret government center."
(bvdm 11/12/2005 11:27:00 AM )
"That's not what the book says - '...the worm that prevents the Fedcomps from monitoring calls to Hearing Aid, and the similar but larger one that was released at Weychopee—Electric Skillet—to shut down the net...'"
(Bill Christensen 11/12/2005 5:15:59 PM )
"ooh la la"
(klondike 3/9/2006 11:18:27 AM )
"love worms like that"
(teddy puffs 3/9/2006 11:20:51 AM )
"bvdm is right. Electric Skillet is the code name for the center at Weychopee - it's referenced in a few other places in the book (continued)"
(Shin 11/4/2006 6:47:27 PM )
""At Tarnover, at Crediton Hill, at some hole in the Rockieshe had never managed to identify beyond the code name 'Electric Skillet', and at other places...""
(Shin 11/4/2006 6:52:41 PM )
"I agree with bvdm - Electric Skillet is not the name of a tapeworm, but of a government research lab or educational facility. Great book, very influential! "
(ds 1/26/2010 8:07:36 AM )
"Okay, you're right. Here's the quote.

"That's it." Freeman resumed his chair, fresh ice cubes tinkling in his refilled glass. "I took on the assignment to interrogate you like any other assignment. The list of charges against you was long enough, and there was one in particular that touched me on a sore spot. Feeding false data into the net, naturally. On top of which I'd heard about you. I moved here only three years ago - from Weychopee, incidentally, the place you know as 'Electric Skillet' - and even then there was vague gossip among the students about some poker who once faded into the air and never got caught. You've become a sort of legend, did you know?" "
(Bill Christensen 3/19/2010 7:44:10 AM )

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