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Kelihos Botnet Thrives, Despite Takedowns
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PaulS681
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PaulS681,
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11/17/2013 | 7:24:19 PM
no surprise
It's no surprise XP is the biggest target. There are many XP machines still out there and they will be major security holes for companies that continue to run them.
Mathew
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Mathew,
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11/18/2013 | 5:43:29 AM
Re: no surprise
@Paul -- Well put. The quantity of infected XP machines that make up the Kelihos botnet suggest how many of these vulnerable machines are out there, ripe for exploitation, as well as how attackers will continue to tap them as a free and relatively easy to harvest resource.
aditshar
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aditshar,
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11/18/2013 | 6:43:23 AM
Re: no surprise
I have been reading around for this Botnet, and could see that it's not too hard to spot, any one here who experianced malfunction due to this.
PaulS681
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PaulS681,
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11/18/2013 | 7:33:15 PM
Re: no surprise
We have some computers that run laser welders and cutters and they need to run XP. I was going to put these on the network but thought better of it for this reason. It's not worth the risk.


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