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That's Google's definition, which in my opinion doesn't capture the word correctly. That definition implies "plausible" suggests "likely". Turning to Webster:

    1 superficially fair, reasonable, or valuable but often specious <a plausible pretext>

    2 superficially pleasing or persuasive <a swindler… , then a quack, then a smooth, plausible gentleman — R. W. Emerson>

    3 appearing worthy of belief
To me, an idea is plausible if I can entertain the possibility without suspension of disbelief.

Which, as the parent said, does not seem to describe this bizarre malware. As described, it is so exotic that it requires some serious suspension of disbelief for a lot of people.

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