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morbo
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Practical steps to limit trojan infections (slenfbot)

I recently learned that a nearby network was infected with the slenfbot. I'm hoping to learn from their experience and help prevent something similar on my end in the future. I'll also share suggestions with my friend so they can implement changes to prevent this from happening in the future.

I've been reading up on infections and how to prevent them, but there isn't a "biggest bang for your buck" type list of things to try first, second, etc. Ideally, I know that a complete security lock down does all the check lists.

I'd appreciate any guidance on this.


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Inserting this for some guidance also: »Security »How to Secure (and Keep Secure) My (New) Computer(s): A Layered Approach:


morbo
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Thanks for this great overview.


therube

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So just how did slenfbot go about getting into this "secure" network?


morbo
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said by therube:

So just how did slenfbot go about getting into this "secure" network?

I'm waiting to hear the post mortem, myself.


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Darned good question considering what has to be done to get it. Unless the person who got it had their hands tied behind their back, we all know that the system could be very secure but not from a stupid user! :

Slenfbot primarily spreads by luring users to follow links to websites, which contain a malicious payload. Slenfbot propagates via instant messaging applications, removable drives and/or the local network via network shares.
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