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November 08, 2011, 08:27:19 AM
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Yes, someone predicted it, but it has to be said; you should give ubuntu a try.

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November 08, 2011, 12:53:52 PM
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Why the shit would he want to use Ubuntu? 

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November 08, 2011, 01:22:59 PM
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Well if for no other reason the w32.blaster would have done nothing on a Linux box.  I am a Windows developer by trade and I won't use my wallet on my windows workstation.  Windows is good for a lot of things (if you want to play games it is your only real choice) but I wouldn't exactly call it a secure financial platform.
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November 08, 2011, 01:57:07 PM
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Yeah one of the downsides of bitcoin, having to use linux.  I kid, but in all seriousness, look at his OP again. 

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i come back home today, and find my computer in sore shape.

its tell me some files where accesed remotely and asks me to block this attact

it would seem i have a w32.Blaster worm. and was unable to start any programs.

after running the virus scan everything seems back to normal... ish

it would seem the attacker did NOT steal my bitcoin wallet!

He got hit with a 8 year old worm, and is probably still using XP (a decade old at this point).  Nothing will help people like this. 

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November 08, 2011, 02:01:47 PM
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Yeah one of the downsides of bitcoin, having to use linux.  I kid, but in all seriousness, look at his OP again. 

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i come back home today, and find my computer in sore shape.

its tell me some files where accesed remotely and asks me to block this attact

it would seem i have a w32.Blaster worm. and was unable to start any programs.

after running the virus scan everything seems back to normal... ish

it would seem the attacker did NOT steal my bitcoin wallet!

He got hit with a 8 year old worm, and is probably still using XP (a decade old at this point).  Nothing will help people like this. 


Yeah good point.  Sadly w/ Blaster it was developed by reverse engineering a critical security fix that Microsoft had already pushed out.  So even on day 0 the only system vulnerable were ones that hadn't upgraded.   To still be vulnerable 7+ years later is just bad.  It is systems like this that make botnets such a problem.  I think Microsoft will eventually have to take away all choice, your system auto upgrades to latest version and it can't be stopped.
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November 08, 2011, 02:18:58 PM
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I think Microsoft will eventually have to take away all choice, your system auto upgrades to latest version and it can't be stopped.

Makes me giggle to think of all the apps this could break.

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November 08, 2011, 02:25:46 PM
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He got hit with a 8 year old worm, and is probably still using XP (a decade old at this point).  Nothing will help people like this. 

On the contrary, the fact he is probably using ancient software (and probably hardware too) suggests he's not a hardcore gamer. Ubuntu will help people like that, it does it all the time. I just upgraded a malware infected windows 2000 machine to ubuntu for someone. You wouldnt believe how pleased she was with the "new pc".

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November 08, 2011, 02:27:11 PM
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Why the shit would he want to use Ubuntu? 
Ubuntu is miles ahead of windows. With the exception of gaming, I don't understand why anyone uses windows.

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November 08, 2011, 02:43:52 PM
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I don't understand why anyone uses windows.

I think mappers vs packers theory applies. Honestly, I don't want Linux to be a mainstream desktop OS. I'd much prefer it keep it's "high hanging fruit" status.

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November 10, 2011, 02:36:00 AM
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Why the shit would he want to use Ubuntu? 
Ubuntu is miles ahead of windows. With the exception of gaming, I don't understand why anyone uses windows.
For games you can use Wine most of the time...

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