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 Jul 10, 2012 - 08:35 AM - by Michael
* The Wrong Way?

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Paul Vixie, involved in the takedown of DNSChanger, says we go about dealing with Malware the wrong way:

"The long term risk I foresee is that some new criminal empire (or more than one) will offer services to replace ISC's, and they will easily recapture a large part of the DNSChanger victim population."
Vixie adds that there are anonymous ways to do this that don't leave tracks, so not every criminal who does this will be automatically detected and arrested.
Taking the Cornficker virus as another recent example of computer malware, Vixie predicts an uncertain future where computer users don't understand or simply don't care about the risks involved.
The usual solution is to offer user education, but he's right - what about those who don't want to be educated? Who think "well it can't happen to me, nobody would care enough to attack my computer"?

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