Worms, trojans an' viruses, oh my!

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    It's the FBI an' dey comin' to getcha!...
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    FBI computer virus sweeping across nation
    3 Sept.`12 - New nasty demands $200 payment to 'unlock' PC
     
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    Granny says, "So if dey know about trojan set to hit banks in the spring why don't dey neutralize it?...

    Looming cyber attack threatens major banks
    December 13th, 2012 - Some of the nation's biggest banks are at risk of a massive cyber attack next year that could potentially siphon funds from unsuspecting customers, according to a leading digital security firm.
     
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    McAfee's sales must be down...
     
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    I think that all types of computer attacks are actually good for the (bigger) banks, rather than bad. Since the banks have exclusive national services available to them, such as credit monitoring for example, they just deflect any loss by an attack, to the expense of customers. They can make extra profits from this, by further differentiating between their customers this way. So there is never gonna be such a thing as a true identity protection or bank account protection, or anything like that.
     
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    Granny says lock `em up an' throw away the key...
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    Feds: 3 nabbed for widespread Gozi computer virus
    23 Jan.`12 — A computer virus that spread to more than a million computers worldwide, including some at NASA, and produced at least $50 million in illegal profits or losses to victims should be a "wake-up call" for banks and consumers unaware of the threat posed by Internet criminals, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

     
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    Child porn virus hits the web...
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    Computer virus accuses victims of viewing child porn
    1 February 2013 - German federal police are warning about a computer virus that accuses victims of viewing "juvenile pornography".
     
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    Have you ever had McAfee do anything for you? I never have. Only thing it has done for me is lighten my wallet and screw up the operation of my computer.
     
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    Does anyone actually buy that Garbage anymore? I have never found one that did anything other than slow me down, and not stop anything. So now I just have a very good back up system, and simply wipe my OS HD periodically.
     
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    Ah, yes - the old OS HD wipe. I always wipe as thoroughly as possible whenever necessary.

    I have found that purging my tech batch using an AV screed works quite well also. Of course, you have to follow up with a TI scan as soon as possible thereafter.

    God, I love this technical stuff . . . . :cuckoo:
     
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    Here kitty, here kitty, kitty...
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    Web code weakness allows data dump on PCs
    1 March 2013 - Gigabytes of junk data could be dumped onto PCs via a loophole in web code, a developer has found.
     

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