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dickevans
Posts: 12,421
Registered: ‎04-08-2008

Re: "Flame" Virus


Quads wrote:

It's easier to remove than the TDSS (TDL), Mebroot, Pihar, Max++, MaxSS families.

 

Quads


So says the expert :smileyhappy:

Thanks for being here and willing to help

Dick
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huwyngr
Posts: 21,758
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Registered: ‎04-13-2008

Re: "Flame" Virus

I just had 5 more copies of the email -- one for each of the products I've ever installed I guess ....

 

Background on the malware seems to vary between "The Iranians wrote it" and "It's attacking the Iranians" .... of course both could be true if we have some good hackers.....



Hugh
floplot
Posts: 10,608
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Registered: ‎04-11-2009

Re: "Flame" Virus

Hello

 

I got the email today which I believe was about the Flamer. However, I was afraid to open it because I still get what I believe are spamming emails that appear to be from Norton almost every day. What is odd is that they had stopped during the period I had stopped coming here and posting. Since I came back and started posting again, those other emails have started again which to me is very odd. I don't open up those emails and just delete them.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view.




huwyngr
Posts: 21,758
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Registered: ‎04-13-2008

Re: "Flame" Virus

Flo --- Are you sure the ones conicidcing with your time here are not the message notifiers for messages where you have posted?

 

You can turn that on or off in My Settings IIRC



Hugh
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Krusty13
Posts: 6,818
Registered: ‎05-31-2011

Re: "Flame" Virus

The latest news about Flamer:-

 

http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/30/11962850-was-flame-virus-written-by-cyberwarriors-or-g...

 

Dave.

W W W  =  Wild Wild West.    Be careful out there!

Bot Obliterator
Quads
Posts: 16,539
Registered: ‎07-21-2008

Re: "Flame" Virus

Norton Fighter
Krusty13
Posts: 6,818
Registered: ‎05-31-2011

Re: "Flame" Virus

The plot thickens.

 

Dave

W W W  =  Wild Wild West.    Be careful out there!

Rootkit Eradicator
Posts: 5,357
Registered: ‎05-30-2008

Re: "Flame" Virus

[ Edited ]

On June 3, 2012, Microsoft released an Advisory and Update regarding Malware using un-authorized Digital Certificates derived from a Microsoft Certificate Authority. The use of these Digital Certificates could be used to launch Phishing Attacks or Man-In-The-Middle Attacks.

 

It has been more than a week [Tuesday, June 12, 2012] since the release of the Bulletin and Update and there have not confirmed any new attacks using un-Authorized Digital Certificates. Apply the Update if you have not already done so.


 

W32.Flamer - Leveraging Microsoft Digital Certificates: http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/w32flamer-leveraging-microsoft-digital-certificates.


 W32.Flamer - Microsoft Windows Update Man-In-The-Middle: http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/w32flamer-microsoft-windows-update-man-middle.

 
Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2718704: http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2012/06/03/microsoft-releases-security-advisory-2718704.aspx

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Microsoft Security Advisory (2718704): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2718704.

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Krusty13
Posts: 6,818
Registered: ‎05-31-2011

Re: "Flame" Virus

Flame virus can destroy computer files: Symantec  -  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47912823/ns/technology_and_science-security/

W W W  =  Wild Wild West.    Be careful out there!

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Quads
Posts: 16,539
Registered: ‎07-21-2008

Re: "Flame" Virus