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Old 24th July, 2008, 04:42 PM
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Researchers Raise Alarm Over New Iteration of Coreflood Botnet

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Thursday, 24 July 2008
Password-stealing Trojan is spreading like a worm – and targeted directly at the enterprise

JULY 23, 2008 | 6:00 PM
By Tim Wilson
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The seven-year-old Coreflood botnet is quietly stealing thousands of passwords from corporate users and other large organizations, thanks to recent enhancements that allow it to spread like a worm, researchers say. [Frontpage...]
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Old 24th July, 2008, 04:59 PM
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Thats one of the nasty ones. I don't quite know if i was reading between the lines correctly, but my take on this one is that it can infect [and steal passwords in the corporate environment] exponentially and they don't have an effective defense against it. It's on the move and they can't stop it.

That scares me just a wee bit.
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And! ...on the personal level...if you have your banking Info on your machine at corporate where you work..they nail those passwords as well!

Be careful where you do your banking from! This does look really nasty!
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I'm a little perplexed at the suggestion that administrators might want to use a VM (virtual machine). This thing is a password stealer, and it can steal passwords in a VM just as effectively as it can when running on the host OS.
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This is the only time being "Poor" has a benefit.
I Don't Have:
A bank account
Savings Account
Credit cards

So I don't have ANYTHING that can be taken from me...
So if they got the few passwords I have on my computer, what are they going to do with them?
They ALL go to forum accounts...LOL
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There was a time when men were measured as much by what they could get by without as by what they could acquire... But those were more spiritual times... Now we are just poor...But they will have to look elsewhere for the cause of their troubles as they don't lie with the poor now do they? ":O}
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