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Windows 7: Vodafone distributes botnet

10 Mar 2010   #1
dmex

 
Vodafone distributes botnet

Here is yet another example of a company distributing malware to its userbase. Unfortunately it probably won’t be the last.

Vodafone distributes Mariposa botnet | Panda Research Blog


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10 Mar 2010   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

energizer and now vodafone, you would think the software engineers of these big companies would at least check for virri(?) before sending the software out in the wild !!
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10 Mar 2010   #3
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

It was probably QA who put the virus in there lol

<nothing against QA people>
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11 Mar 2010   #4
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
Here is yet another example of a company distributing malware to its userbase. Unfortunately it probably won’t be the last.

Vodafone distributes Mariposa botnet | Panda Research Blog
Nothing for or against Vodafone, but if you read the comments, you'll see that it was not the phone that was infected, but the memory card. The accusation seems to be a bit hasty to me. After all only one phone was tested and as one of the comments say,
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We have 16 HTC Magics purchased in the last 3 weeks, and no Mariposas!
Am I the only one who can detect the pungent odour of Snake Oil in this ridiculous beat-up ?

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