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

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

Post by Ramon F He » Sun, 18 Jan 2009 06:28:10



"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."

[...]

More:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

-RFH
 
 
 

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

Post by 7 » Sun, 18 Jan 2009 06:40:31


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

 
 
 

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

Post by Moog » Sun, 18 Jan 2009 07:01:46

Jermaine Ivey illuminated 24hoursupport.helpdesk by typing:


By *e *** ment* you obviously mean Virus defintion uodating, then
scanning. Regsitry cleaning, Malware detecting, Spyware detecting and
working around the updates that untintionally blue screen your system

Yeah. I'm up for that. Not.


Install it. If it works, it runs. No maintenance required.

Sod you. You keep maintaining your system. I'm off down the pub.
Enjoy.

--
I was stealing things in the supermarket today while balanced on the
shoulders of vampires. I was charged with shoplifting on three counts.
 
 
 

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

Post by Nat Masse » Sun, 18 Jan 2009 07:27:50


Your attempts at evil propaganda aren't working, are they?
 
 
 

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

Post by tom » Sun, 18 Jan 2009 07:31:36


Somebody watches too many spy movies.
 
 
 

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

Post by Mike Stalw » Sun, 18 Jan 2009 07:36:36


I was lurking and I certainly thought 7 was a sandwich short of a picnic,
huh?
 
 
 

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

Post by netjerykhe » Sun, 18 Jan 2009 07:41:53


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!
 
 
 

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

Post by William Po » Sun, 18 Jan 2009 08:14:58

On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 22:01:46 +0000, above the shrieking & whining of the
trolls, Moog was heard to say:


Why embrace the Commodore community?
Actually, I've never run a Commodore64..


Cheers!
 
 
 

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

Post by The Lost P » Sun, 18 Jan 2009 08:19:32


Le'chaim!

--
TLP

- Last night I played a blank tape at full volume. The mime next door
went nuts.

- No, I will not fix your computer.

- Thought: It must be a *** to write your name in the snow in Arabic...

- Don't sweat the petty things, pet the sweaty things.

- Rice: 1.4 billion Chinese can't all be wrong.

- I'm dreaming of a better world where chickens can cross the road and
not have their motives questioned!

- If you can make a cheesecake you can install a Linux driver from source.

- Don't listen to the do-gooders, *** s are useless. They split,
they leak and they burst. And the human stomach can't handle the impact
of two kilos of *** .

- Users who XNA their posts are admitting that their ramblings aren't
worth reading.

- (on Windows) You know why "last known good configuration" almost
never works? Because the last known good configuration was a blank disk.
- Sinister Midget, 15 Jan 2009

*#* Signoff: labo-rat (find / -name \*yourbase\* -exec chown us:us {} \;)
 
 
 

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

Post by weedhoppe » Sun, 18 Jan 2009 12:18:22


The number seems very high to me. I would expect a *** to hold
possibly --------maybe------------5 ounces? How many *** s can these
mules hold?
 
 
 

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

Post by The Lost P » Sun, 18 Jan 2009 13:07:27


often over 70. Unless there's a *** shortage or the mule has an
unusually wide gullet, they'll rarely pack 28g of coke into one *** .
Two kilos of coke is volumetrically similar to a large bag of flour
(they're about the same density), which can quite easily fit into a
trained (ie distended) stomach. The LD50 of uncut *** sulphate is
95.1mg/kg, which runs to around 7.1g for a human male of 75kg. That's a
lot of shit to snort. If a *** containing one ounce of coke bursts in
the stomach, that's only 4 times the LD50, which unless the subject if
in the top 85th centile of *** tolerance is invariably fatal. Which
is why mules are usually terminal *** s - some veteran mules can
withstand two or even three splits in one go.

Usually what happens though, is if one *** goes most of the rest are
likely to as well - they're in an environment which is extremely hostile
to organic plastics, ie *** (which is why the stomach is lined with
mucous - the hydrochloric acid would otherwise digest you from the inside).


--
TLP

- The following signature is encoded double-ROT-47. Unauthorised
duplication and/or decryption is a violation of the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act.

- Last night I played a blank tape at full volume. The mime next door
went nuts.

- No, I will not fix your computer.

- Thought: It must be a *** to write your name in the snow in Arabic...

- Don't sweat the petty things, pet the sweaty things.

- Rice: 1.4 billion Chinese can't all be wrong.

- I'm dreaming of a better world where chickens can cross the road and
not have their motives questioned!

- If you can make a cheesecake you can install a Linux driver from source.

- Don't listen to the do-gooders, *** s are useless. They split,
they leak and they burst. And the human stomach can't handle the impact
of two kilos of *** .

- Users who XNA their posts are admitting that their ramblings aren't
worth reading.

- (on Windows) You know why "last known good configuration" almost
never works? Because the last known good configuration was a blank disk.
- Sinister Midget, c.o.l.a. 15 Jan 2009

*#* Signoff: labo-rat (find / -name \*yourbase\* -exec chown us:us {} \;)
 
 
 

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

Post by thanatoi » Sun, 18 Jan 2009 13:13:58

"Jermaine Ivey" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in



Sadly, neither are "doomed" for SOME time yet. But once MS
starts putting out a "new" OS every 6 months and incompatible
versions of Office along with it, their well-deserved end might
be near.


Loonix? (Sorry, couldn't help myself.)


WTF?



--
"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
Anais Nin
 
 
 

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

Post by weedhoppe » Mon, 19 Jan 2009 00:12:19


Thanks for the education. Very interesting.
 
 
 

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

Post by Hadro » Mon, 19 Jan 2009 00:18:49

"weedhopper" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:








At least we now know why he is called The Lost Packet.