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MS Offers $250K For The Makers Of Upanddown Virus

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MS Offers $250K For The Makers Of Upanddown Virus
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World`s first industry wide digital bounty hunt and the tag is a quarter-million.
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Hits: 10133 | Favorites: 4 | Emailed: 2 | Rating: 2.6 | Category: Technology | Date: 02/19/2009
 
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Deejay89
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 194 Posts
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 7:09:19 PM
The Conficker worm spreads itself primarily through a buffer overflow vulnerability in the Server Service on Windows computers. The worm uses a specially crafted RPC request to execute code on the target computer.[4]

When executed on a computer, Conficker disables a number of system services such as Windows Automatic Update, Windows Security Center, Windows Defender and Windows Error Reporting.

It then connects to a server, where it receives further orders to propagate, gathers personal information, and downloads and installs additional malware onto the victim's computer.[5] The worm also attaches itself to certain Windows processes such as svchost.exe, explorer.exe and services.exe.[6]
Taken from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conficker
One nasty drater that is. Gotta love it.


Boredx12
Female, 13-17, Europe
 1661 Posts
Saturday, February 21, 2009 4:02:52 AM
I think duffy may have had this virus at some point lawl

warlockweb
Male, 30-39, Canada
 33 Posts
Friday, February 20, 2009 2:47:58 PM
solution.... use linux :P

duffytoler
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5220 Posts
Friday, February 20, 2009 11:02:11 AM
Hope they brutally kill whoever wrote this virus. Brutally, horribly, cave in his skull with a baseball bat and laugh while he chokes on his own blood with his last dying breath. Maybe fire, burn him alive and post a YouTube video of it. Get five-hundred pounds of deadly flesh-eating spiders and dump them on virus writers, set their screams to music.

Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Friday, February 20, 2009 6:43:18 AM
I just realised what this is all about - Microsoft is willing to pay $250,000 to find someone who can program something that actually WORKS!

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