Monday, January 19, 2009

blue Monday



A new type of Windows virus that does not require any user action is spreading rapidly, turn on your firewalls.

8 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Wat betekent dit eigenlijk?

Xiwel said...

That virus has no change when you stop network services like 'Client for Microsoft-Network' and 'File and Printersharing'. It also helps to update Windowssoftware versions after Oct-2008 are OK.

thyme said...

That's right...

Mam, voor jou betekent het eigenlijk niets :-)

Xiwel... true but it means there may be more dangerous ones in the make. Fortunately this one was only after inlog data for online games. I have a hunch my son got his fathers computer infected with it... :-D

My work laptop runs on 64 bit XP and I haven't found a good firewall for 64 bit yet, so very vulnerable. Plus I hate Windows updates ever since they blocked Excel 2003 from opening Lotus files.. one day it did, the next Tuesday it didn't.
I usually don't access the internet with that computer but when I'm at another office or travelling I have to.

I have a friend who reads this blog and once told me he internets through a "sandbox". I wonder if that is an idea.

SandyCarlson said...

Will do. Thanks for the heads up.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Yikes! Sounds bad. I have no idea what you are talking about. Where can I get more information on this?

Wetland said...

Ca y est, ta salle de bain est en cours de travaux?

thyme said...

Presque! J'ai commencé à payer l'entrepreneur aujourd'hui, j'espère qu'il va bientôt commencer les traveaux.

Pietro said...

And to think the computer viruses are little programs... aren't they?