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Submission + - Microsoft Certificate Was Used to Sign "Flame" Malware ( 1

wiredmikey writes: Microsoft disclosed on Sunday that "unauthorized digital certificates derived from a Microsoft Certificate Authority" were used to sign components of the recently discovered "Flame" malware.

“We have discovered through our analysis that some components of the malware have been signed by certificates that allow software to appear as if it was produced by Microsoft,” Microsoft Security Response Center’s Jonathan Ness wrote in a blog post.

Microsoft is also warning that the same techniques could be leveraged by less sophisticated attackers to conduct more widespread attacks.

In response to the discovery, Microsoft released a security advisory detailing steps that organizations should take in order block software signed by the unauthorized certificates, and also released an update to automatically protect customers. Also as part of its response effort, Microsoft said its Terminal Server Licensing Service no longer issues certificates that allow code to be signed.

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Microsoft Certificate Was Used to Sign "Flame" Malware

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  • ...just plagiarize linux source code and be done with it?

    none of those pesky gpl toe-jammin' gpl fleabags need find out (i doubt they would be seen dead anywhere near microsoft employees let alone be friends), and they're too busy chowing down on toe crust to bother reverse engineering to prove violation

    then you can rid the world of the joke that is the current windows operating system philosophy, and ballmer will have loads of hot geek chicks slobbering all over his knob for years to come (no pun int

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