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Post by gallardomark on Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:06 am

Microsoft security fix clobbers 2 million password stealers
by Robert McMillan

IDG News Service

Microsoft's June security updates were bad news for online criminals who make their living stealing password information from online gamers.

The company's Malicious Software Removal Tool -- a program that detects and removes viruses and other bad programs from Windows machines -- removed game password-stealing software from more than 2 million PCs in the first week after it was updated to detect these programs on June 10.

One password stealer, called Taterf,
was detected on 700,000 computers in the first day after the update. That's
twice as many infections as were spotted during the entire month after Microsoft
began detecting the notorious Storm Worm malware last September.

"These are ridiculous numbers of infections my friends, absolutely mind-boggling,"
wrote Matt McCormack, a spokesman with Microsoft's Malware Response Center,
in a Friday
blog posting.

Between June 10 and June 17, Microsoft removed Taterf from about 1.3 million
machines, he said.

Microsoft's September detections seriously hobbled the Storm Worm botnet, once
considered a top Internet threat.

Password stealers such as Taterf are among the most common types of malicious
software on the Internet. That's because there's big money to be made selling
the virtual currencies used in online games for real-world cash.

Once a criminal learns a gamer's username and password, he can log into the
game and sell the victim's virtual possessions for virtual gold coins. Those
coins are then handed to another character in the game who sells the gold for
real-world dollars at an online exchange such as IGE, said Greg Hoglund, CEO
of HBGary and a co-author of the book "Exploiting
Online Games."

"There's no way to audit that money transfer, so effectively they're doing
money laundering," he said. "There's almost zero risk for the attackers."

The password-stealing programs are often installed via Web-based attack code
that exploits flaws in multimedia programs such as Adobe's Flash Player or Apple's
QuickTime Player, Hoglund said.

The attacks are often technically sophisticated, exploiting previously undisclosed
bugs in Windows software, said Roger Thompson, chief research officer with AVG
Technologies. "The 'World of Warcraft' password stealers have provided
most of the innovation over the last twelve months," he said via instant
message.

Microsoft's McCormack provided some data on where most of the password stealer
detections occurred. Not surprisingly, China was the top country, with 529,003
detections.

Security experts say Chinese games are frequently the target of these attacks.
Rounding out the top five countries for detections were Taiwan with 279,428,
Spain with 235,381, the U.S. with 213,374 and Korea with 184,306.

About 330 million copies of the Malicious Software Removal Tool update were
downloaded during this June period.

Gamers can make easy targets for criminals because some of them disable antivirus
software to boost gaming performance, while others download free "cracked"
versions of games, which can contain malware, McCormack said.

"So how does one avoid being infected?" he asked. "Running an
up-to-date anti-virus solution is a good start. Running an up-to-date, patched
browser is another necessity," he said. "Enabling Automatic Updates
helps a whole bunch, too." [b]
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Post by tradians on Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:26 am

atik2 ra na cla

cla ra di 2~
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Post by karvs90 on Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:44 am

maypa wla nlng online games para wla na manghack sa iyang account..
maypa dota wla account needed..
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Post by tradians on Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:56 am

sangay... may pa wa

pra d ko matental ug tiiit
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Post by gallardomark on Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:47 pm

pagtSur mu oi...aheheh!
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Post by ibleed on Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:00 pm

gallardomark wrote:pagtSur mu oi...aheheh!


ikaw sad pag tsure oi!!!
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Post by gallardomark on Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:10 pm

hala ka maldita sad nimu noSeBLade oi....hmp!
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Post by ibleed on Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:12 pm

kaila kag i hate you!!!!

tan awa imong flash2........waaaaaaaaa
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Post by gallardomark on Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:17 pm

wahaha,,,,nya kibaw ka ana>>>hmp!
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Post by ibleed on Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:18 pm

gallardomark wrote:wahaha,,,,nya kibaw ka ana>>>hmp!

nyag di ko kamao??!!
kaila kag kaila ko anang naa sa imong mga flash!???
letch!!!!!!!!!!!!

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hehehe
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Post by gallardomark on Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:57 pm

sikat d i sila kai kaila man kah...hmp!......
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Post by tradians on Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:47 pm

mao nay nkabahog tae ana karon Laughing
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Post by ibleed on Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:06 pm

gallardomark wrote:sikat d i sila kai kaila man kah...hmp!......

ahmmmm....secretow......

nyag sikat?? unsay labot nako?!!
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Post by ibleed on Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:06 pm

tradians wrote:mao nay nkabahog tae ana karon Laughing

tanan taw bahog tae...matud pa nila...apil naka...
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Post by dark_avenger on Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:06 am


Thanks for the news mark. I've used "Malicious Software Removal Tool " never thought it also removes those password-hacking softwares. Nice. Smile

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Post by tradians on Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:28 am

ibleed wrote:
tradians wrote:mao nay nkabahog tae ana karon Laughing

tanan taw bahog tae...matud pa nila...apil naka...

muankon man sad q

d prehas sa uban~
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Post by gallardomark on Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:51 am

dark_avenger wrote:
Thanks for the news mark. I've used "Malicious Software Removal Tool " never thought it also removes those password-hacking softwares. Nice. Smile


Np!.....
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Post by ibleed on Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:00 am

tradians wrote:
ibleed wrote:
tradians wrote:mao nay nkabahog tae ana karon Laughing

tanan taw bahog tae...matud pa nila...apil naka...

muankon man sad q

d prehas sa uban~

anah jud!
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Post by tradians on Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:44 am

busa angkon na dra
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Post by gallardomark on Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:00 am

ngEx!....

OT man mu oi..ahhehe
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Post by tradians on Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:06 am

okay BT
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Post by gallardomark on Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:18 am

unsa namn sad nah..

wahah

naa nako gihumu topic..
mga OY
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Post by tradians on Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:32 am

BT

back to topic ba
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