For another discussion at the Register see 'Super-powerful' Flame worm actually boring BLOATWARE
Flame may be big in size but it's nothing like the supposedly devastating cyberwarfare mega-weapon early reports of the malware suggested. This new nasty is quite complex by design, yet researchers are still hunting for any truly evil and innovative attack techniques, or similar threats, within the code.
The cyber-espionage toolkit – reckoned to have been in circulation for at least two years and possibly much longer – created a fire-storm of publicity after Iranian authorities published a stark warning about the virus on Monday.
You don't need to be a genius to debug a pf.conf firewall ruleset, you just need the guts to run tcpdump