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    Anyone attacked by this new april fools virus?
    Hope those sadistic people stop doing this kind of crap..
    Heard that a good anti virus shld do the job anyway..
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    so far so safe. McAfee is doing a good job.
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    rofl. haha using AVG 8.5 so shld be ok.
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    please make sure you do ur virus dat update.

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    mac os X...
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    If you're up to date on Windows updates, you should be fine. The fix was released last year around October, I believe. Those who pirate Windows might not have the fix, though, as Microsoft has been more strict about giving fixes to pirates.

    People are expecting that it was activated today but won't cause damage until later. Supposedly, it has the ability to work around anti-virus applications, sometimes, changing them to not see it.

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    If you're still clueless about what this worm does:

    Read here.

    And make sure your machine is updated with the MS patch: MS08-067
    Without this patch, your machine is vulnerable.

    And, dun expect it to get activated on April 01. What are the chances of it succeeding when everyone's on their guard on this day? It will probably get active some days or weeks or even months later as the new algorithm has a random "Sleep period" code. Quite self explanatory.

    Nothing much you can do about except make sure your XP/Vista is patched up + an AV protection with latest virus defs updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    mac os X...
    doesn't mean OS X is malware proof, remember that dude who hacked a macbook air running safari in 10 secs? nonetheless, i am waiting for Snow Leopard to release. zfs rocks!

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    OSX

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalumiere View Post
    doesn't mean OS X is malware proof, remember that dude who hacked a macbook air running safari in 10 secs? nonetheless, i am waiting for Snow Leopard to release. zfs rocks!
    nice to see your first post in CS...

    nonetheless, most viruses are targetted towards windows users as the number of users is so much more than mac users
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    nothing happening leh. is the news a joke?

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    It didn't do much yet. I would still keep an eye open as there are many, many computers that have the virus. Ars Technica did a story on it.

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    It's not a joke... it's still very much active as you would expect it to be.
    Just a matter of WHEN.
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    Mac OS X!

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    Mac OS X users (I'm one, as well as using Linux and Windows) shouldn't be smug. There are plenty of exploits for the operating system, including one that was used during pwn2own to hack a Mac. Apple cares little about security, though they're still better than Microsoft.

    Note that Mozilla's browsers have been patched since last week and Apple's Safari browser is still broken with no fix in sight. Being smug won't help you when the Windows people start laughing at you.

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    Yes, I do realise that Macintosh systems have loopholes too.

    But at least nothing happens to me when I accidentally click on those nasty MSN virus links in convos.

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    Hi all,

    Looking at the outline of this virus, I think it is not one to ignore.
    Do you think that the mind or minds behind it have simply overlooked other OS’s.

    The potential of a virus such as this (able to execute a command sent by its maker) is mind blowing.

    To be able to leach financial and personal data is bad enough but to have the potential to shut down the entire internet is quite scary !

    Every country could potentially be at ransom (no defence, no money system, no aid system etc…) oh, and no communication of any kind.

    Who would have created such a beast ?

    Some kids in Russia ? …. Doubt it.

    Mega big business ? …. Doubt it.

    A government agency ? …. Quite likely.

    The world bank ? …. Quite likely also.

    Little green men from Mars ? …. Too subtle.

    Am I looking too much into this ? …. I hope so !


    Just my view

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo View Post
    Hi all,

    Looking at the outline of this virus, I think it is not one to ignore.
    Do you think that the mind or minds behind it have simply overlooked other OS’s.

    The potential of a virus such as this (able to execute a command sent by its maker) is mind blowing.

    To be able to leach financial and personal data is bad enough but to have the potential to shut down the entire internet is quite scary !

    Every country could potentially be at ransom (no defence, no money system, no aid system etc…) oh, and no communication of any kind.

    Who would have created such a beast ?

    Some kids in Russia ? …. Doubt it.

    Mega big business ? …. Doubt it.

    A government agency ? …. Quite likely.

    The world bank ? …. Quite likely also.

    Little green men from Mars ? …. Too subtle.

    Am I looking too much into this ? …. I hope so !


    Just my view

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    You forgot to include the makers of anti-virus software.

    There was an interview on a news programme last Sunday with Symantec's CEO. He made sure to scare everyone by not mentioning that there were patches for it from Microsoft or that it was restricted to Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bousozoku View Post
    Note that Mozilla's browsers have been patched since last week and Apple's Safari browser is still broken with no fix in sight. Being smug won't help you when the Windows people start laughing at you.
    Didn't realize Safari is broken, if at all. I shouldn't let my Mac surf this thread in case it decides not to run Safari all of a sudden.

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