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New Rootkit Bypasses Windows Code-Signing Security

Avohir Re:Not a "New" Rootkit (160 comments)

The tool was updated yesterday, I believe. You may want to try running it again

more than 3 years ago

New Rootkit Bypasses Windows Code-Signing Security

Avohir Not a "New" Rootkit (160 comments)

This is a new version of a ~2 year old rootkit, also known as TDSS, and the company responsible for this particular parasite is a russian outfit known as Dogma Millions. Eset did a good writeup on the older version here. This newer version is actually even more interesting than the article indicates. It's intelligent enough to send tools like MBRCheck off to look at a backup of the MBR so that they'll erroneously return a "clean" verdict while the system remains infected. The best bet for removal is TDSSKiller by Kaspersky (the company that wrote the blog entry).

more than 3 years ago

While Coding, How Often Do You Refer To Language Docs?

Avohir more than one... (303 comments)

in my case "When I break things", which would also let me vote for "very frequently" :(

more than 5 years ago

Blizzard Confirms No LAN Support For Starcraft 2

Avohir Re:Confusing Comparison: RTS vs RPG (737 comments)

They might be able to get on bnet (and most colleges allow it) but you can't host because the requisite ports are firewalled

more than 5 years ago

How To Keep Rats From Eating My Cables?

Avohir Re:Go Wireless (1032 comments)

Can't eat air!

One of the great reasons why wireless networking and phone technology is popular in Africa is that the copper thieves can't steal the wires. One area I visited often, many years back, had a 25 mile long telephone cable to a phone that never worked. By the time the installation crew finished the installation the first half of the line would be gone and they'd wait for the next year's budget and start all over again...

he mentioned them eating fiber runs. You can't realistically replace a fiber network backbone with 802.11g

more than 5 years ago

Iran Has Put a Satellite Into Orbit

Avohir Re:suspicion of iran (923 comments)

I agree about theocracies. I've had it up to HERE with the vatican...

more than 5 years ago


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