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The botnet threat in China's censorship software

Posted by Oyya-Info on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : Security 

Experts have warned of serious security flaws in the Chinese government's censorship software, which could open the door to hackers creating huge botnets.

Programming errors in the Green Dam Youth Escort software, which the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said Tuesday must be preinstalled on all new computers in the country, are at the root of the flaws, according to experts from the University of Michigan.

"Once Green Dam is installed, any website the user visits ...

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Pirated Windows 7 RC builds botnet

Posted by Oyya-Info on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : Security 

A pirated version of Windows 7 Release Candidate infected with a Trojan horse has created a botnet with tens of thousands of bots under its control, according to researchers at security firm Damballa.

The software, which first appeared on April 24, spread as quickly as several hundred new bots per hour, and controlled roughly 27,000 bots by the time Damballa took over the network's command and control server on May 10, the firm said Tuesday.

The pirated software was spread via popular pir...

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