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Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] BBC is just full of good news today
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Bet it's from China or Russia.
On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 8:42 AM, Ruben Safir wrote:
> Got vista?
> Windows worm trickery for Vista
> Autorun screenshot
> The "Open folder" option appears in the "Install or run program" list
> The Conficker virus has opened a new can of worms for security experts.
> Drives such as USB sticks infected with the virus trick users into
> installing the worm, according to researchers.
> The "Autoplay" function in Vista and early versions of Windows 7
> automatically searches for programs on removable drives.
> However, the virus hijacks this process, masquerading as a folder to be
> opened. When clicked, the worm installs itself.
> It then attempts to contact one of a number of web servers, from which
> it could download another program that could take control of the
> infected computer.
> Bad guys
> The worm is unusually clever in the way that it determines what server
> to contact, according to F-Secure's chief research officer Mikko
> "It uses a complicated algorithm which changes daily and is based on
> timestamps from public websites such as Google.com and Baidu.com," said
> Mr Hypponen in a blog post.
> "This makes it impossible and/or impractical for us good guys to shut
> them all down — most of them are never registered in the first place.
> "However, the bad guys only need to predetermine one possible domain for
> tomorrow, register it, and set up a website — and they then gain access
> to all of the infected machines," he added.
> It has also emerged that the virus automatically disables the automatic
> updates to Windows that would prevent further infection.
> As the virus - also known as Downadup - has spread to an estimated 9m
> computers globally, a number of high-profile instances of the virus have
> The Ministry of Defence has been battling an outbreak of the virus
> across its network for more than two weeks, and on Tuesday a network of
> hospitals across Sheffield told technology website The Register that
> more than 800 of their computers had been infected.
> Users are urged to download the KB958644 Security Update from Microsoft
> to mitigate the risk of infection.
> http://www.mrbrklyn.com - Interesting Stuff
> http://www.nylxs.com - Leadership Development in Free Software
> So many immigrant groups have swept through our town that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
> http://fairuse.nylxs.com DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002
> "Yeah - I write Free Software...so SUE ME"
> "The tremendous problem we face is that we are becoming sharecroppers to our own cultural heritage -- we need the ability to participate in our own society."
> "> I'm an engineer. I choose the best tool for the job, politics be damned.<
> You must be a stupid engineer then, because politcs and technology have been attached at the hip since the 1st dynasty in Ancient Egypt. I guess you missed that one."
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