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    Default More than 450,000 computers are now part of zombie networks

    The Shadowserver Foundation, which tracks zombie numbers worldwide, said it had seen at least a threefold increase in the last three months.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7596676.stm
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Time to shift to a Mac methinks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver View Post
    The Shadowserver Foundation, which tracks zombie numbers worldwide, said it had seen at least a threefold increase in the last three months.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7596676.stm
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    A worrying and troubling issue.

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    Not that I'm worried you understand (I've just scanned mine using Sophos), but how do you check that your machine han't been zombied?

    (or has been for that matter.. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    Not that I'm worried you understand (I've just scanned mine using Sophos), but how do you check that your machine han't been zombied?

    (or has been for that matter.. )
    Most "up to date" AV programs will detect it.
    Use Firefox as your Web browser (it's more secure)
    Don't open suspicious emails (Bin them)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver View Post
    Most "up to date" AV programs will detect it.
    Use Firefox as your Web browser (it's more secure)
    Don't open suspicious emails (Bin them)
    Well, that's me sorted...

    Apart from being dumb enough to download Chrome, obv....

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    And I use the Noscript add-on.

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