Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Jun 2006 12:11 UTC, submitted by John McWell
Windows More than 60 percent of compromised Windows PCs scanned by Microsoft's Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool between January 2005 and March 2006 were found to be running malicious bot software, the company said. The tool removed at least one version of the remote-control software from about 3.5 million PCs, it added. That's compared with an overall 5.7 million machines with infections overall. "Backdoor Trojans [...] are a significant and tangible threat to Windows users," Microsoft said in the report.
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RE[2]: Computer license
by patrix on Tue 13th Jun 2006 13:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Computer license"
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Remember the blackout of 2003? Well the same company had a nuclear plant (thankfully offline) that got infected by one of those famous early 2000s windows viruses - because there was a link between the monitoring computers and the office computers, that bypassed the secure closed network the monitoring computers were supposed to be on.

End result was that monitoring was off, and was only discovered when some old non-computer monitoring equipment was checked. Imagine if the plant had been operational...

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