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Re: [News] Windows Command-line Gets a Worm

__/ [ Sinister Midget ] on Wednesday 02 August 2006 00:24 \__

> On 2006-08-01, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted
> something concerning:
>> Worm targets Windows PowerShell script
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Virus writers have created an experimental form of malware written in
>>| Windows PowerShell script, the command line and scripting language used
>>| by Windows.
>> `----
>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/08/01/powershell_worm/
> Didn't I just read a response to someone who was recommending using
> this very thing today?

See  Jim's  reply.  I read that one from Grug, as  well.  It
makes  it  all very laughable. Even Microsoft  Watch  admits
this  problem  (as  of  last night). This  also  related  to
another issue which is currently being patched: a hole in AV
software  that  potentially  permits access  to  one's  most
confidential  information.  Ironically,  AV  vendors  cannot
design  their software to be secure. Moreover, by protecting
your machine you only render it more penetrable.

Windows:  insecure  by design; attempt to protect it,  spend
money, and make it even /less/ secure.

Best wishes,


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