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[News] [Rival] Vista and Windows Server 2008 Under Attack, No Real Patch Available

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Vista and Windows Server 2008 Under Attack, No Real Patch Available
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 23:43:44 +0100
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Exploit published for SMB2 vulnerability in Windows

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| A fully functional exploit for the security vulnerability in 
| the SMB2 protocol implementation has been published. It can be 
| used to discover and attack vulnerable Windows machines 
| remotely. By integrating the exploit into the Metasploit 
| exploit toolkit, attackers have access to a wide range of 
| attack options, ranging from issuing a warning to setting up a 
| convenient backdoor on a user's system.


Hackers release new attack code for Windows

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| On 18 September Microsoft released a Fix-It tool that disables 
| SMB 2, and the company said then that it was working on a fix 
| for its software.


Pressure on Microsoft, as Windows Attack Now Public

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| Metasploit developer HD Moore said Monday that the exploit 
| works on Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and 2 as well as Windows 
| 2008 SP1 server. It should also work on Windows 2008 Service 
| Pack 2, he added in a Twitter message. 



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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