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Microsoft--a deep-pocket company that has also used the courts in its battles against fake antivirus or "scareware" ads, malvertizing, spam, and phishing via IM, and e-mail spam--was able to convince the judge to order VeriSign to redirect traffic trying to reach the Waledac domains to Microsoft instead, Boscovich said. This enabled Microsoft to see the IP addresses of infected computers so it can work with Internet service providers and computer emergency response teams in different countries to alert the computer owners to the problem, he said.

 

That is brilliant!

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Wal3dac just got 0w3ned :D

 

Richard S.

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Anything which helps stopping this sort of stuff is a great step in the right direction :)

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I think software companies should be a little more careful when dealing with stuff related to Microsoft and security because Microsoft is getting more persistent on this sort of stuff recently.

 

And yeah, I think Microsoft has their own obligation to improve security. I want to expect more from them.

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Anything which helps stopping this sort of stuff is a great step in the right direction :)

 

Yep. Makes me respect Microsoft and even lawyers more. :)

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