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Microsoft Makes Headlines for Triviality
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, June 06 2013 @ 03:46 PM EDT
Its takes a long time and hard work to get legally sufficient evidence
to seize the C&C servers from the botnet. It takes orders of magnitude
more time and effort to clean up the bots. The many thousands of bots
are still out there, still infected, and will attempt to call home. When
home doesn't answer they will send out a beacon call, and anybody
listening can harvest them for a new botnet.

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Microsoft disrupts cybercrime networks that stole $500M
Authored by: Gringo_ on Thursday, June 06 2013 @ 04:16 PM EDT

Time for a message from our sponsor? In the article it says...

"This discovery showcases that in addition to exercising safe online practices like running modern, updated and legitimate software and using firewall and antivirus protection, people also need to be using modern versions of Windows software to better prevent malware, fraud, and identify theft," Microsoft said.

You mean they are hereby openly admitting that older versions of Windows were full of vulnerabilities? Then they should take responsibility for their user's losses.

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Microsoft recommends...
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, June 06 2013 @ 06:48 PM EDT
I see that although they took down the botnets, there were no arrests, and so
the perps will likely start anew. So Microsoft advises to avoid being snared
again, you should upgrade to the latest version of windows...

How convenient.

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