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[News] [Rival] Windows Under Heavy Worm Attacks, Botnets Grow

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Botnets Can Trample Most Anti-Virus Programs

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| A new analysis of botnets has come up with a possible reason for their 
| prodigious ability to infect PCs -- many anti-virus programs are near to 
| useless in blocking the binaries used to spread them.  


Microsoft Warns of Worm Attack on Windows

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| Security researchers at Microsoft Corp. last week warned of a significant 
| climb in exploits of a Windows bug it patched with an emergency fix last 
| month, confirming earlier reports by Symantec Corp.  
| Microsoft again urged users to apply the MS08-067 patch if they have not 
| already done so. 


Microsoft Warns Of Attack Exploiting Windows Vulnerability

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| Specifically, the worm deletes any use-created System Restore points, and 
| attempts to contact numerous sites, including those of Google, Yahoo, MSN and 
| ask.com, to obtain the current date, according to researchers at the SANS 
| Institute. The worm then uses the date information to generate a list of 
| domain names, which it then contacts in an attempt to download additional  
| malicious files onto a user's affected computer.     


Microsoft warns of new Windows attacks

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| The new attacks, which Microsoft's Malware Protection Center said began over 
| the weekend but spiked during the past two days, use the same worm that 
| Symantec first spotted last Friday.   


Microsoft: Worm Exploiting Networked Computers via HTTP

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| Microsoft informed in its most recent security bulletin that a worm dubbed 
| Win32/Conficker.gen!A is messing around with computers across a network by 
| exploiting a vulnerability in the Windows Server service, allowing remote 
| code execution to take place while file sharing is enabled.    


Vanished article:

Microsoft Not Rushing To Fix Vista Kernel Vulnerability


No surprise there... Microsoft is not interested in security and it shows.


Bots rule in cyberspace

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| USA TODAY REPORTS that on an average day, 40 per cent of the 800 million
| computers connected to the Internet are bots used to send out spam, viruses
| and to mine for sensitive personal data.

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