Computer virus shuts down Houston Court House & 911

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  1. Malcontent

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    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=6645494&pt=print
     
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  2. TechOutsider

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    Enterprise security is often poorly managed. I'm not surprised. At my local university, the Symantec AntiVirus 10.1 has not been updated since early 2005. Mannually updating will work temp; SAV syncs back to the admin computer upon logoff/login.

    They later installed WebRoot SpySweeper alongside it and each and every computer runs like molasses.
     
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    They should use RETURNIL password protected or Faronic's DEEP FREEZE coupled with AE for security IMHO.

    But what do i know, right?
     
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    Do the have any idea how the virus got into the computer system, that will indicate what the most effective method is rather than a shotgun approch. If it was the right 475 computers it will take forever to cleanup(months) but if they (whoever masterminded this) got only lets say 30% then the court will be back up and runing again in 2 or 3 weeks. You have to admit it is would be a big feather in some groups cap to have the bragging rights to say my friend and I engineered the biggest court stopage ever.
     
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