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Gauss Espionage Malware: 7 Key Facts
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Andrew Hornback
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Andrew Hornback,
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8/12/2012 | 11:49:56 PM
re: Gauss Espionage Malware: 7 Key Facts
I'd like to take a better look at point 3 here... Warhead that would damage industrial control systems. I have to wonder if this was a possible "finishing move" embedded in this little gem and left there, just in case it came into contact with a system that handled bank checks going through an OCR system or maybe even getting it's code around a building's control systems - HVAC systems, camera/security systems...

Unleashing something like that could make for a really bad day for a whole lot of people.

Andrew Hornback
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MARIN000
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8/10/2012 | 6:38:12 PM
re: Gauss Espionage Malware: 7 Key Facts
How many incidents of cyber fraud and theft of credentials have to happen before the public finally realizes that no operating system configured for general purpose use can protect one's bank assets? Bank industry experts just testified before Congress saying malware contamination of the client's Windows PC is the single greatest cause of "Account Takeover" by cybercriminals. Gauss equips cybercriminals with even stronger tools to launch their attacks.

The best strategy bank clients can use to protect their bank accounts is to use a purpose-built One-Time OS that operates completely independent from Windows and is freshly created for each bank session. The concept applies the principle and strengths of One-Time Passwords to operating system images. Malware contamination is virtually impossible and it's free. Check it out.

Google "cybershield-os" or see http://www.cybershieldsolution...

yarrrrr@mailinator.com
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8/10/2012 | 5:21:34 PM
re: Gauss Espionage Malware: 7 Key Facts
My theory about the font is that it is being used to identify systems that have been compromised.

There is something known as a browser fingerprint that currently exists. It is based on a number of factors like the HTTP headers that your browser uses, installed plugins, and, yes, installed system fonts.

Imagine some innocuous site that scans people's installed fonts. When it picks up on "Palida Narrow" it says that this system is infected, or has been at one point.

If you have never heard of browser fingerprinting, I urge you to check out http://panopticlick.eff.net
Durantash
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8/10/2012 | 5:09:19 PM
re: Gauss Espionage Malware: 7 Key Facts
high level ? kaspersky ? :D:D:D

you are funny ?

We more than 4 years partnership with kaspersky .

they only have sell at iran and Few countries .

more their news is advertisment targets and lie or issue news about old viruses and threats , other companies discovery old .

Thank you
Regards ,
Durantash
danny117 aka dws400
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danny117 aka dws400,
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8/10/2012 | 5:01:47 PM
re: Gauss Espionage Malware: 7 Key Facts
What one man can do another can do...

Perhaps the font was the attack vector.


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