Software cracking tools open the door to malware

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| Downloads of WinXP cracking tools and JellyBean, a utility designed to
| extract Windows operating system and Office registration codes, pose a
| similar risk, according to Trend.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/31/hacking_tools/

Trick or trojan - watch out for Halloween malware

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| Zombie clients are used for activities including launching denial of service
| attacks and distributing spam. Net security firm Marshall estimates that the
| Storm botnet is the source of up to 20 per cent of all current spam.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10...en_storm_spam/


Related:

Are we being DOS attacked by a Microsoft employee?

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| Now I find it funny that a person that lives about 5 minutes from Redmond
| which is the headquarters of Microsoft is DOS attacking us and I don't
| believe that this is a coincidence.
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http://ajaxwidgets.com/Blogs/thomas/...tacked_by_a.bb


The end of Windows, or a security expert gives up

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| And then go and warn others to do the same. Windows is defeated - its days
| are over. It carries the worm inside. So whatever will happen next: RIP,
| Windows.
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http://wolfgang.lonien.de/?p=456