Re: Microsoft began early this year their massive distribution of viruses - "It's getting worse, not

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by netjerykhet, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. netjerykhet

    netjerykhet Guest

    7 <> wrote:
    > Ramon F Herrera wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Downadup virus exposes millions of PCs to hijack
    >>
    >> LONDON, England (CNN) -- A new sleeper virus that could allow hackers
    >> to steal financial and personal information has now spread to more
    >> than eight million computers in what industry analysts say is one of
    >> the most serious infections they have ever seen.
    >>
    >> The Downadup or Conficker worm exploits a bug in Microsoft Windows
    >> to infect mainly corporate networks, where -- although it has yet to
    >> cause any harm -- it potentially exposes infected PCs to hijack.
    >>
    >> Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at anti-virus firm F-Secure,
    >> says while the purpose of the worm is unclear, its unique "phone
    >> home" design, linking back to its point of origin, means it can
    >> receive further orders to wreak havoc.
    >>
    >> He said his company had reverse-engineered its program, which they
    >> suspected of originating in Ukraine, and is using the call-back
    >> mechanism to monitor an exponential infection rate, despite
    >> Microsoft's issuing of a patch to fix the bug.
    >>
    >> "On Tuesday there were 2.5 million, on Wednesday 3.5 million and
    >> today [Friday], eight million," he told CNN. "It's getting worse, not
    >> better."

    >
    >> http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/ptech/01/16/virus.downadup

    >
    >
    >
    > Though micoshaft is doomed, its viruses are not!!!


    What is the linux community afraid of that it NEEDS to deflect its attention
    from what it says it believes in to that of focusing on Microsoft and its
    users.

    What's that all about?

    It's like you lot bicker amongst yourselves mouthing out the word
    'Microsoft' more times than you do your own distros.

    What a bunch of sad-sacks you are!
     
    netjerykhet, Jan 16, 2009
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