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Microsoft: Nuke It From Orbit

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  1. Ice Czar New Member

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    When it comes to the latest breed of offensive rootkits and uber spyware this quote from Mike Danseglio, Microsoft's program manager in the Security Solutions Group pretty much sums it up: "When you are dealing with rootkits and some advanced spyware programs, the only solution is to rebuild from scratch. In some cases, there really is no way to recover without nuking the systems from orbit," he goes on to recommend widespread and automated re-imaging for the rebuild as a more cost effective solution than trying to clean and repair.

    Source: eWeek Security
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    If everyone would contribute a dollar that was infected by a virus or trojan, or whatever.
















    We could hire some hitmen, and motherfuckers would die. Then on to the bitches who cheat at online games.
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    Yeah you have my $1.00
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    we could restart the cold war
    in this corner we have our hired thugs (ex SAS, Delta) and in that corner they'd have their ex Spetsnaz, URNA, ect. :p

    its not kiddie hour any more when your talking the effective stuff
    its organized crime, and generally from the former Soviet Block where there is alot of unemployed talent
    (though China, Pakistan, India ect have a share as well)
    the WMF "zero day" exploit was actually being shopped around from Moscow for at least a month
    before any security firms got wind of it, use something like that to insert a kernal mode rootkit and mask the traffic with port knocking and you can have a wicked lurker in a sensitive "secured" database

    what is suprising about this story is the fact Microsoft is on record as saying it is easier and better to Nuke an infection and that re-imaging back to a known good install is also by implication a preventative security option in the event your subverted and didn't know.

    Specifically they are talking about enterprise but its just as applicable to enthusiasts, not that they are going to make alot of money off your p0rn collection and MP3's. :p
    But they are happy to borg & bot you so you can help them do the same to others and extort money out of some poor slob as a protection racket or they close them down with a distributed denial of service (DDoS)

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