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Nobody can accuse trojan coders of being lazy; the masterminds behind the Dyre banking malware are putting in full five-day working weeks to maintain some 285 command and control servers handling stolen banking credentials. The malware is one of the worst in circulation using its fleet of command and control servers to handle …

  1. Tromos
    Joke

    "capable of hijacking all three major web browsers"

    So Explorer is safe to use then.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "capable of hijacking all three major web browsers"

      'fraid not. From TFWP: Dyre is capable of attacking the three most commonly used Windows web browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox).

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: "capable of hijacking all three major web browsers"

        woossshhh despite the joke icon, some things still go flying overhead.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: "capable of hijacking all three major web browsers"

          There is only one: Internet Firechrome Explorer. Which is vulnerable.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Bloatware from Mountain View

    IT teams need to get a grip and strip viruses and spam at the network layer and avoid the bloatware Symantec/McAfee still peddle!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Bloatware from Mountain View

      At layer 3? Good look with that.

      1. Ben Tasker Silver badge
        Joke

        Re: Bloatware from Mountain View

        > At layer 3? Good look with that.

        Simple:

        iptables -I INPUT -j DROP

        And just in case the machine is already infected, strip the viruses and spam it's trying to send

        iptables -I OUTPUT -j DROP

        1. gerdesj Silver badge
          Linux

          Re: Bloatware from Mountain View

          "iptables -I INPUT -j DROP"

          I hope you are sat at the console of your firewall/router mate, otherwise it's a long drive to the DC or a long walk down the cellar steps etc etc!

          You could also:

          # echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv[46]/ip_forward

          Other OSs are available.

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