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TDL-4: The 'indestructible' botnet?


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#1 Kikesan

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:00 PM

Hello,

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have detailed a new botnet--a collection of infected computers controlled by cybercriminals--called TDL-4, that might just be "indestructible."


Full article: http://news.cnet.com...uctible-botnet/
Sorry for my English, it is not my native language.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:35 AM

Another similar article from the BBC here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-13973805
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#3 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:06 AM

Also:
> http://www.spywarein...post__p__749962

... which includes links to a removal tool.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 05:56 AM

FYI...

74% of all rootkit infections are from WinXP machines
- http://www.theinquir...ions-windows-xp
Jul 28 2011 - "... Avast warns that unpatched Windows XP machines continue to pose a serious threat to the internet ecosystem by harbouring three quarters of all rootkit infections. The company has an unique insight into the threat landscape thanks to over 130 million active Avast! antivirus installations worldwide that send it malware telemetry. According to a recent analysis performed by the firm's researchers, 74 per cent of 630,000 rootkit samples found in the wild originated from Windows XP machines*... infection rate is almost two times higher than (XP's) global usage share of 38 per cent. Avast's statistics show that 49 per cent of its customers have XP running on their computers... "One issue with Windows XP is the high number of pirated versions, especially as users are often unable to properly update them because the software can't be validated by the Microsoft update," said Przemyslaw Gmerek, Avast's leading rootkit expert..."
* http://public.avast....kit_target.docx

- https://www.computer...kit Numbers.jpg

> http://marketshare.h...ider=1&qprid=10

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 29 July 2011 - 08:56 AM.

.The machine has no brain.
 ......... Use your own.
Browser check for updates here.
YOU need to defend against -all- vulnerabilities.
Hacks only need to find -1- to get in...
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