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Microsoft's security updates for June seem to be having a profound effect in the ongoing battle against crooks who steal passwords and usernames, then use their ill-gotten info to cash in the imaginary gold MMORPG players accumulate for real money.

One password stealer, called Taterf, was detected on 700,000 computers in the first day after the update. That's twice as many infections as were spotted during the entire month after Microsoft began detecting the notorious Storm Worm malware last September.

"These are ridiculous numbers of infections my friends, absolutely mind-boggling," wrote Matt McCormack, a spokesman with Microsoft's Malware Response Center, in a Friday blog posting.

Between June 10 and June 17, Microsoft removed Taterf from about 1.3 million machines, he said.

Microsoft calls its utility the Malicious Software Removal Tool. Their June update reached an estimated 330 million users.
http://www.hothardware.com/News/Micr...our_WoW_Gold_/
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700,000 people... What did those people download to distribute that keylogger?
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700,000 people with no life... heh that is sad
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700,000 people with no life... heh that is sad
Probably the other way around, the people with no life are the ones who DON'T have the keylogger because their smart enough not to get stuff like that.
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700,000 people with no life... heh that is sad
the article never said those 700,000 who had the keylogger are playing WoW if that's your suggestion.
however if you are suggesting that those who play it have no life, then you are wrong, I have an excellent life thank you.
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the article never said those 700,000 who had the keylogger are playing WoW if that's your suggestion.
however if you are suggesting that those who play it have no life, then you are wrong, I have an excellent life thank you.
You may have a life, but you sure can't take a joke.
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the article never said those 700,000 who had the keylogger are playing WoW if that's your suggestion.
however if you are suggesting that those who play it have no life, then you are wrong, I have an excellent life thank you.
he meant a REAL life
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Well TaterF is screwed.
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he meant a REAL life
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You may have a life, but you sure can't take a joke.
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he meant a REAL life
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