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Orphaned Bots Facing Internet Blackout
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User Rank: Apprentice
2/23/2012 | 12:24:51 PM
re: Orphaned Bots Facing Internet Blackout
Does anyone know why the "You are receiving this message because you are infected" message was rejected?- This looks like an opportunity to educate a captive audience on some basic computer security principals and provide a link so people and businesses can fix their PCs and access points.- These unpatched devices are targets for a new bot to move in and start the process over again.- Kicking the can down the road should not be an option.
User Rank: Apprentice
2/23/2012 | 7:28:32 PM
re: Orphaned Bots Facing Internet Blackout
Security researchers and government worker bees-have no clue as to how people really use computers and this is why it's taking them much longer than planned to clean up. -Need proof? -Look at how easy it is to use internet security software.

They spent many years chasing this botnet down and then got "buck fever" and implemented to a very ineffective solution in a rush to publicly declare victory.

Now they face public ridicule as their remediation plan continues to fail miserably.
User Rank: Apprentice
2/27/2012 | 9:22:12 AM
re: Orphaned Bots Facing Internet Blackout

The DNSChanger Working Group has information on its website on how to test for and clean your machine of the malware, and ISPs are supposed to be reaching out to their customers.

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