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Windows Malware: The Final Straw That Broke the Penguin's Back

Apr 26, 2010, 20:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

[ Thanks to Jason Perlow for this link. ]

"It was simply a matter of time before Linux became my primary operating system. My most recent malware incident was the final straw that sent me into welcoming and safe haven of Ubuntu.

"Suffice it to say that last week was a pretty crappy one for me. My FaceBook account was somehow compromised, causing untold amounts of my friends to receive a spammed invite to some sort of diet seminar scam event and then having to endure the embarrassment that accompanied it.

"The compromise itself was easily rectified, I had to reset all of my core passwords — FaceBook, GMail, blogs, et cetera. Then I proceeded to sweep malware from my various Windows systems in my house — my primary Windows 7 testing workstation, my wife's Windows 7 office PC, my Windows XP virtual machines, and our shared recreational Windows 7 laptop."

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