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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Invasion of the Computer Snatchers

Washington Post: "In the six hours between crashing into bed and rolling out of it, the 21-year-old hacker has broken into nearly 2,000 personal computers around the globe. He slept while software he wrote scoured the Internet for vulnerable computers and infected them with viruses that turned them into slaves.
Now, with the smoke of his day's first Marlboro curling across the living room of his parents' brick rambler, the hacker known online as '0x80' (pronounced X-eighty) plops his wiry frame into a tan, weathered couch, sets his new laptop on the coffee table and punches in a series of commands. At his behest, the commandeered PCs will begin downloading and installing software that will bombard their users with advertisements for pornographic Web sites. After the installation, 0x80 orders the machines to search the Internet for other potential victims."

- welcome to the world wide web... visit lavasoft.com... download AdAware, everytime you get off the internet, me? I run it when i come in, at lunch and before I leave for the day. Then I run VirusScans overnight.. EVERY DAY. Yes, I'm on the internet everyday so therefore I must clean my machine, every day..... download Google toolbar, ditch the funny cursors and stupid smileys in email.... otherwise... this guys oWnz u
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