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Name Game
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Re: Can YOU Crack The Gauss Uber-Virus Encryption?

As of about 12 hour ago according to virus total Panda can now id guass and they call it trj/Gauss.A but according to their site none of their customers have reported it as an infection. I would assume they got sig/copy of it from the usual sharing source between AV companies..and seems Gauss has all but disapeared from the wild..very low priority and a flash in the pan. Since it was put out to "intercept passwords, steal computer system configuration information and access credential information for banks located in the Middle East", I am not surprised.

Whether Panda can clean it off an infected system..I guess no one will ever know.



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At the bottom of the initial link posted by FF4m3 here on page 2 there is a tool to test ans see if your system meets the needs of this malware. As I can't post a link to an .exe, you will have to go look for it your self. Look for the post by lightswitch05 on 2012 Aug 18, 00:48

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Name Game
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Already read that before..US officials like to "racial profile"..they even have hit list.



norwegian
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Bit off topic, but I think your right. Edited that part now, it seems a little far fetched.



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said by norwegian:

Bit off topic, but I think your right. Edited that part now, it seems a little far fetched.

glad you finally made up your mind..was tongue in cheek in any case.

Gauss was a targeted attack..for a very good reason and it gave results of criminal activity that all of us would want to stop. Just happened to be in that part of the world. I am happy that when it was out there gathering the info..no AV could id or clean it off.
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Name Game
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BTW..I also wondered if that stuff in Gauss no one seems to be albe to figure out..has to do with this..

»Prime-factoring quantum computing makes encryption obsolete

The US govt might be there already with uber stuff.
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Oops.

»arstechnica.com/security/2012/08···g-flame/

Because of incorrect research contained in the original report, this article previously misidentified a command and control server that was being accessed by computers infected by the Gauss espionage malware. Contrary to that report, the server is operated by researchers with antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab. Such "sinkholes" are used disrupt computer botnets by preventing infected machines from reporting to malicious servers under the control of the malware operator.


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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke