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[News] [Rival] Microsoft 'Begs' People to Use Vista, New USB Threat Found

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft 'Begs' People to Use Vista, New USB Threat Found
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 03:47:01 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Don't wait for Vista SP1, pleads Microsoft

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| "Some customers may be waiting to adopt Windows Vista because they've heard 
| rumors about device or application compatibility issues, or because they 
| think they should wait for a service pack release," the company said in a 
| newsletter.   
|
| [...]
|
| No wonder the company needs a "fact-rich program" to convince people why they 
| should "proceed with confidence" -- its own announcements must have given 
| plenty of business IT managers shaky legs.  
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http://apcmag.com/6458/dont_wait_for_vista_sp1_pleads_microsoft

USB flash drive worm arrives 

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| The LiarVB-A worm hunts for removable drives such as floppy disks and 
| USB memory sticks and then creates a hidden file called autorun.inf to 
| ensure a copy of the worm is run the next time it is connected to a 
| Windows PC.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=40454


Related:

Hackers debut malware loaded USB ruse

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| Malware purveyors deliberately left USB sticks loaded with a Trojan
| in a London car park in a bid to trick users into getting infected.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/04/25/usb_malware/


Security Experts Warn of a Worm Creeping into PCs Via USB Ports

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| Security Experts at MicroWorld Technologies has warned of increased
| occurrences of a Worm with Trojan potentials, which has been
| infecting Enterprise systems and home PCs for the past two weeks.
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http://www.spywarehunter.org/entry/security-experts-warn-of-a-worm-creeping-into-pcs-via-usb-ports/


Spyware infection prompts McDonalds MP3 recall

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| Users who connected the McDonalds-branded MP3 player to their
| Windows PC were exposed to spyware code programmed to transmit
| their web passwords and other sensitive information to hackers.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/10/16/mcd_spyware_mp3_recall/


Small Number of Video iPods Shipped With Windows Virus

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| We recently discovered that a small number - less
| than 1% - of the Video iPods available for purchase
| after September 12, 2006, left our contract manufacturer
| carrying the Windows RavMonE.exe virus. This known
| virus affects only Windows computers...
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http://www.apple.com/support/windowsvirus/


Apple blames Windows for iPod virus

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| "As you might imagine, we are upset at Windows for not being more hardy
| against such viruses, and even more upset with ourselves for not
| catching it," they wrote.
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http://biz.yahoo.com/bizj/061017/1361931.html?.v=1

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