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____/ Justin on Wednesday 30 Jun 2010 13:12 : \____
> On 06/30/2010 03:17 AM, nessuno wrote:
>> Mrs. McCarthy found that her Windows PC would no longer boot, and that
>> the computer complained it could not find vital operating system
>> files. âShe was using it one day and then this blue screen of death
>> just came on her screen,â said a longtime friend who was helping
>> McCarthy triage her computer.
>> Later, McCarthyâs friend would confirm that her system had been
>> infected with the ZeuS Trojan, a potent family of malware that steals
>> passwords and lets cyber thieves control the infected host from afar.
>> ZeuS also includes a feature called âkill operating system,â which
>> criminals have used in prior bank heists to effectively keep the
>> victim offline and buy themselves time to make off with the cash.
>> Krebs recommends that businesses do all transactions with banks via
>> Live CDs, eg Knoppix Linux.
> But Microsoft would consider this a victory, one less company they have
> to compete with.
> The NT kernel is outdated.
There were stories a few years ago about banks giving Live CDs to customer. We'll
probably see more of it in years to come.
~~ Best of wishes
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