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[News] Vista 7 Exploits Abound, Conficker Back and Attacking Massively

  • Subject: [News] Vista 7 Exploits Abound, Conficker Back and Attacking Massively
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 00:00:22 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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With Exploits on the Way, It's Critical Win 7 Testers Run Tool to Safeguard Their PCs

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| Update 1 11:21 p.m., Mon. Sept 21, 2009:  Some users are 
| reporting trouble running the tool to disable the SMB.  As 
| Microsoft's security advisory lists the Windows 7 RC (see 
| the Faq, it's not in the lists OS's) as affected, and says 
| to follow the advised steps, its unclear what to do here.  
| Brandon Hill tried to run the tool in the 64-bit version of 
| the release candidate, like the commenter did, and 
| confirmed that it fails.  Its unclear if the tool works for 
| 32-bit release candidates, the betas, or none of the 
| Windows 7 releases at all.  We'll update further as we get 
| more details.


Internet meltdown threat: Conficker worm refuses to turn

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| The brightest minds in technology and government are 
| finding it "almost impossible" to defeat the Conficker 
| worm, which has infected more than 5 million computers and, 
| experts say, could be used to knock down the internet in 
| entire countries.
| The worm, first detected in November last year, spreads 
| rapidly to computers through a flaw in the Windows 
| operating system.


Clampi computer virus threatens online banking customers

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| Only computers running various Windows operating systems 
| are affected.  The virus cannot install itself on Linux 
| based systems.



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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