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Windows 7: The world is hacked, and it's users' fault.

19 Feb 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
The world is hacked, and it's users' fault.

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I spoke to a large, multinational client the other day that is in the middle of a malicious hacking attack. A large percentage of the company's workstation computers are compromised. The attackers have access to nearly every server in the global environment. Executive email is being read, confidential data is no longer confidential, and state secrets are no longer secret.

Chinese hackers? We got 'em. Russian hackers? Check! Spearfishing malformed PDFs? Naturally. Socially engineered Trojans all over the place? You betcha! Accounting department's banking system compromised? Of course -- it wouldn't be a party without it.

Here's the kicker: In the middle of the call, I actually forgot which client I was talking to -- because every company I've worked with over the past two years is in the same situation.
Source -
The world is hacked, and it's users' fault | Security Central - InfoWorld


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19 Feb 2010   #2
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

dont forget the US failed their cyber terrorism threat test. if hackers attack our country we are screwed unless bruce willis and justin long save us.
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19 Feb 2010   #3
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

I absolutely love the title of that article. Think they would sue if I stole it for the title of a cybercrime mystery novel that I probably will never actually get around to writing?
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20 Feb 2010   #4
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
dont forget the US failed their cyber terrorism threat test. if hackers attack our country we are screwed unless bruce willis and justin long save us.
Terrorists almost did get into the U.S. Federal Bureau Investigation Database and military tactics and stuff like that. One wrong move from the U.S. and we're gone.
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21 Feb 2010   #5
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Fascinating article (just taking a read now); and yes, fascinating title! Thanks as always JMH
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21 Feb 2010   #6
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Great read, thanks for the article JMH.
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21 Feb 2010   #7
MrMephitis

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XboxOmac View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
dont forget the US failed their cyber terrorism threat test. if hackers attack our country we are screwed unless bruce willis and justin long save us.
Terrorists almost did get into the U.S. Federal Bureau Investigation Database and military tactics and stuff like that. One wrong move from the U.S. and we're gone.
Gary McKinnon got access to US military servers using a simple Perl script and searched for blank or default passwords and the only reason he got busted was he forgot about the time difference, and had logged into a computer that the user was sat in front of at the time.
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21 Feb 2010   #8
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Wait till 2012 when the whole lot will just crash and die, leaving us to go back to pen & paper...
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21 Feb 2010   #9
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Fascinating article (just taking a read now); and yes, fascinating title! Thanks as always JMH
To be honest, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry after reading the article Scary!
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