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April 14, 2009  1:06 AM

University of Utah gets hit by conficker worm



Posted by: Xjlittle
Conficker, Linux, operating system, university of utah, unix, virus, windows

Over 700 computers were hit by the most recent release of the conficker worm at the University of Utah. Computers included those at the University's three hospitals. The worm was first detected on Thursday on some of the school's computers. By Friday it had hit the school's computers at the...

March 18, 2009  11:35 PM

IRS a little lazy on scanning servers for malware



Posted by: Xjlittle
crackers, hackers, irs, malware, virus

A recent report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) noted that the IRS scans about 89% of it's servers weekly for malware and viruses. That should give you a warm and fuzzy feeling. Apparently they believe that employee workstations pose more of a threat. All...


October 17, 2008  2:19 AM

Virus shuts down sales of ASUS eee PC’s in Japan



Posted by: Xjlittle
FUD, Linux, open source, virus, windows

The virus known as recycled.exe was put on the D: drive at the factory. When the user booted the ASUS eee PC the first time the virus copied itself to the C: drive. According to ASUSTEK there were 4500 of the eee PCs made for Japan and only about 300 sold. Now for me this begs the...


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