Microsoft kills off a botnet by striking a domain provider

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/microsoft-kills-botnet-striking-domain-provider-174137
     
  2. Cudni

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    Good, hit them hard
     
  3. funkydude

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    Great to hear, I hope they keep this up. :thumb:
     
  4. Rilla927

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    That's good, hit'm where it hurts.
     
  5. J_L

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    A provider of free Internet domain, which means more than just botnets are affected. Let's not forget that people, although this one pretty much is malicious.
     
  6. Hungry Man

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    I'd rather they just secure their OS. But I suppose whatever it takes.
     
  7. dw426

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    Hungry, no matter what MS does to their OS, a stupid or uncaring user can kill the effort in one fell swoop. They can't protect against everything, and at least they are getting results with these kills. The problem is, the next bot is already warming its engines.

    @JL: No, we can't forget that the throwing the baby out with the bathwater approach isn't foolproof. Just as the governments knocking out domains in the vain attempt to kill piracy.
     
  8. Trooper

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    Agree!
     
  9. Hungry Man

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    =P I do in fact disagree with this. I've said it before though and I won't go OT about my security beliefs.
     
  10. dw426

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    I recall your general beliefs, and I in fact agree with a lot of it :) However, never underestimate the abilities of Joe Schmoe ;) :p
     
  11. Hungry Man

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    Never underestimating them is part of the policy haha
     
  12. dw426

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    You'd laugh at some of the things I've seen the kids of friends break or work around, lol.
     
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    https://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220363/Microsoft_s_botnet_take_down_helps_protect_Mac_users
     
  14. FanJ

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    The other side of the story:

    https://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220405/Microsoft_fails_to_credit_Kelihos_takedown_partner

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    Kaspersky:

    https://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/inside-story-kelihos-botnet-takedown-092911
     
  15. Hungry Man

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    Oh I'm sure.
     
  16. siljaline

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    Tying the two threads together.
     
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