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New MS to malware victims - sorry we can't help you
[link|http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1945808,00.asp|http://www.eweek.com...95,1945808,00.asp]

In a rare discussion on the severity of the Windows malware scourge, a Microsoft security official said businesses should consider investing in an automated process to wipe hard drives and reinstall operating systems as a practical way to recover from malware infestation.

"When you are dealing with rootkits and some advanced spyware programs, the only solution is to rebuild from scratch. In some cases, there really is no way to recover without nuking the systems from orbit," Mike Danseglio, program manager in the Security Solutions group at Microsoft, said in a presentation at the InfoSec World conference here.
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Perhaps people should just switch systems.



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New What would you do if your Linux box got r00ted?
New There is a key difference
If somebody gets root control of your system the only 100% safe solution is to reinstall from known good CD's*. That doesn't matter if your talking about Windows or Linux or an other OS.

But there is a key difference. Getting rooted under Linux is a rare event, getting rooted under Windows is a nearly unavoidable every day event.

Jay

* Some root kits have been working on the idea of installing to BIOS which would make even that insufficient.
New getting rooted under linux is not reported as much
how many casual users would even know they were rooted.
thanx,
bill
Any opinions expressed by me are mine alone, posted from my home computer, on my own time as a free american and do not reflect the opinions of any person or company that I have had professional relations with in the past 50 years. meep
New The part that gets me is
"a Microsoft security official said businesses should consider investing in an automated process to wipe hard drives and reinstall operating systems"

YTF doesn't MS make such an automated system and give it away with their crummy bug infested screen doors on a submarine program loader?



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New It's called RIS + (minor) scripting.
Microsoft has a tool called RIS which autodeploys Windows installations over the network. Combined with Active Directory, Group Policy-deployed .msi files, a reboot script and something that turns on network booting at certain times of the night, you can basically have the entire network rebuild itself every night.
When somebody asks you to trade your freedoms for security, it isn't your security they're talking about.
New But now you are telling everyone they need network storage
because the local hard drive is useless in these scenarios for file storage. Or, you could expect all users to ensure daily backups....har har har.
If you push something hard enough, it will fall over. Fudd's First Law of Opposition

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New We've ALWAYS said that.
If it isn't on the network, it doesn't get backed up.

My company can deploy a fresh PC for me to use in about an hour.
Non "standard" software is up to me to install, though.
     MS to malware victims - sorry we can't help you - (tuberculosis) - (7)
         What would you do if your Linux box got r00ted? -NT - (inthane-chan) - (6)
             There is a key difference - (JayMehaffey) - (1)
                 getting rooted under linux is not reported as much - (boxley)
             The part that gets me is - (tuberculosis) - (3)
                 It's called RIS + (minor) scripting. - (inthane-chan) - (2)
                     But now you are telling everyone they need network storage - (bepatient) - (1)
                         We've ALWAYS said that. - (broomberg)

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