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Old 05-18-2007, 05:55 PM   #1
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Hackers have found a way to use windows update to distribute their viruses. Very worrying!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6657677.stm
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:01 PM   #2
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That is kind of scary. Man, I wish I could get Linux working on my machine.
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:18 PM   #3
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Wow... that's kinda freaky. But that only re-enforces the reason why i always scan for viruses before restarting after an update. Not sure if NOD would catch it, but i can hope.
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wow... I'm waiting for that too be added to avg before I update again...
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:22 PM   #5
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"The bypass relies on [Jowspry] already being present on the system; it is not an attack vector for initial infection.... "
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"The simple message is not to get infected in the first place. Don't click on any links or attachments unless you are certain they are safe and use anti-virus software."
Same old same old, if people haven't got this message by now they never will.

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Old 05-18-2007, 10:01 PM   #6
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Yeah, that's made my decision, from tomorrow, it's linux!
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:29 PM   #7
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Why am I not suprised about that?

Plus, I have Automatic Updates Service off and BITS as well.
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Old 05-19-2007, 12:03 AM   #8
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My updates arn't compeletly off... i just have it download and if i don't want it, i don't install it.
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Old 05-19-2007, 02:00 AM   #9
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Not a big deal to me, I have all my stuff backed up and I don't have a problem reformatting.
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Irrelevant unless you're infected with Jowspry already

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Same as above, it's no threat unless you're infected with Jowspry.

Storm in a teacup ?????

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