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NSA Malware
« on: April 14, 2017, 03:13:53 PM »
https://theintercept.com/2017/04/14/leaked-nsa-malware-threatens-windows-users-around-the-world/

Nothing NEW here, just another article confirming what we always suspected.  I posted the link for the nay-sayers.

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The ShadowBrokers, an entity previously confirmed by The Intercept to have leaked authentic malware used by the NSA to attack computers around the world, today released another cache of what appears to be extremely potent (and previously unknown) software capable of breaking into systems running Windows. The software could give nearly anyone with sufficient technical knowledge the ability to wreak havoc on millions of Microsoft users.

The leak includes a litany of typically codenamed software “implants” with names like ODDJOB, ZIPPYBEER, and ESTEEMAUDIT, capable of breaking into — and in some cases seizing control of — computers running version of the Windows operating system earlier than the most recent Windows 10.

We knew something like that was there - OK, if we want real privacy, it's time for a scaled back, secure, operating system.


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Re: NSA Malware
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 02:01:45 AM »
Microshaft says their bunglewarez are immune to the problem. (Riiiiiiiiiight.....)

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  In a blog post , Microsoft Corp. security manager Phillip Misner said that the software giant had already built defenses against nine of the 12 tools disclosed by TheShadowBrokers, a mysterious group that has repeatedly published NSA code . The three others affected old, unsupported products.

"Most of the exploits are already patched," Misner said.

BLOG POST: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/04/14/protecting-customers-and-evaluating-risk/

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/microsoft-users-protected-alleged-nsa-malware-46815251

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Re: NSA Malware
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 06:30:04 AM »
Too bad North Korea wasn't getting those updates.... Time to upgrade from Windows 3.1
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Re: NSA Malware
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 07:12:13 AM »
Too bad North Korea wasn't getting those updates.... Time to upgrade from Windows 3.1


I have a copy someplace.   :lol:
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Re: NSA Malware
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2017, 09:17:25 AM »

I have a copy someplace.   :lol:

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Re: NSA Malware
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 11:24:23 AM »
That's what quiller's running....

3.1 has to be better then MS 10.   :lol:
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Re: NSA Malware
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2017, 02:57:22 PM »
That's what quiller's running....

Nah. Two Campbell's Soup cans and a wire.

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