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    Antispyware firm warns of massive ID theft ring

    <quote>AUGUST 05, 2005 (COMPUTERWORLD) - Officials at Sunbelt Software, a Clearwater, Fla.-based vendor of antispyware tools, said the company stumbled upon a massive ID theft ring that is using a well-known spyware program to break into and systematically steal confidential information from an unknown number of computers worldwide</quote>

    http://www.computerworld.com/securit...103737,00.html

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    IMO, CWS is one of the nastiest peices of spyware I've seen. It is a royal pain in the ass to get rid of.

    We were/are using blackhole dns, strict policies and keeping clients up2date to keep most spyware off our PCs. However, we just found a nice little plugin for websense that is supposed to help with block various malware sites. Too many layers is never a bad thing...
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    I agree with you 100% on more layers of security...but there comes to a point where managing all the different layers becomes a nightmare. It would be nice to have one product to control all layers of security....though I don't expect that to be in the near future.

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    although cws probably isn't directly responsible for this (my guess would be one of their clients download servers was hacked or someone possing as a client paid them to auto-download their maleware) i think they should be held totaly accountable. let me take that a step further and say that the people behind cws should be tied to the back of a jeep and dragged accross the country...or at least untill they fell off...let me see...where can i find a jeep?
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    We can use mine. And we've now got four of them within my immediate family...

    Forget dragging them... lets just pop it in 4x4 and drive over them time and time again.
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    no no no... dragging is good.. drag them over gravel, then sand (very hot sand).. Park them on an ants nest.. the Aussi meat ant is nice for this job.. pour bleach on the wounds then use them as the ball in a 4x4 .. Polo match..... and if they wont play ball.. tie them down on the ants nest..
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    And as an update, Sunbelt Software has made a free repair tool for this trojan...
    You can get it here: http://research.sunbelt-software.com/SSACleaner.exe

    NOTE: Since the SSA-KeyLogger spyware cannot be installed on the following platforms, it is not necessary to run the SSA-KeyLogger Clean software:
    Windows 95
    Windows 98
    Windows 98SE
    Windows ME
    Windows NT4
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