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Count Duqu OUT!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 14, 2011, 3:53 AM
  • Listening to: building work
  • Reading: this screen
  • Watching: CJ getting dressed
  • Playing: zippo
  • Eating: Nothing yet but steak soon
  • Drinking: Carlesberg Special Brew


For the windows users out there that watch me or stop by occasionally that don't subscribe to windows update (for whatever reason) there are two hyper important updates that you need to be made aware. Both constitute an "in the wild" meaning in use NOW on the internet, attack vector for the stuxnet derivative Duqu. Of course if you'd like to make your hardware  a nature reserve for competing bot-nets, malware factories ad-infinitum then go ahead and ignore this.

Find out the exact type of operating system you currently use (most people think this would be second nature but you'd be surprised at how many people just say "Windows" not knowing what model)

Then the two magic numbers to Google are KB972270 followed by your newly found out model and the word download and similarly KB982132 following the same procedure.

Here's those numbers again for people like me with zero day short term memory

KB972270
KB982132

If you are wondering the KB in this case is not kilo bytes but knowledge base, as in the database of known windows bugs.

Both fixes come to less than a megabyte each and take literally seconds to install. On the second one KB982132 I had to restart my computer so make sure that you aren't in the middle of a forty hour render when you install it.

Best of luck and here's hoping none of you unpatched people are infected already.


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AtomicTiki Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
There's a lot of evidence that the Duqu worm was written by the same jerkasses behind Stuxnet (which hit every unpatched/unprotected Siemens SCADA system in the known universe).

What I find interesting is that it seems to transmit data mostly on Wednesdays... very odd... ah well
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brohne Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Thanks so much for the heads up!!! Forwarding this to all my friends as soon as I install it myself.

On another note, I'll be offline the rest of the week. Going on holiday for a bit. Things are a wee bit stressful here atm. Please give everyone my love :)
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Gekiganfan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I got a site that gave me a download to ReimageRepair and now I have to pay for the service.
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Gekiganfan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Joe says hello
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karanua Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
say hi to Jho for me and CJ, what the fuck did you google? because it wasn't anything like I fucking wrote.
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