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What do you think about Microsoft Taking down Zeus botnet?


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Poll: What do you think about Microsoft Taking down Zeus botnet? (25 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you think about Microsoft Taking down Zeus botnet?

  1. Good (22 votes [88.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 88.00%

  2. Bad (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. I Dont Know (2 votes [8.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  4. Let the Government Handle it (1 votes [4.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.00%

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#1 neddamttocs

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:13 PM

Sorry for the late poll.

This week we want to know what you think about Microsoft leading the take down of the Zeus botnet? Do you think that a company such as Microsoft should lead the charge? Should it be left to Governmental Agencies? Let us know what you think.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:20 PM

Better Microsoft try than no one. Besides, I could see Microsoft having an easier time than the government, since it won't need to ask itself for permission to view source code that the botnet exploits.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:42 PM

Another helping hand can't be a bad thing right?

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:29 PM

am I the only one who had to google this?

but...yes I think microsoft should(now I know what it means):D

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:49 AM

Good. Had to Google it as well.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:01 AM

am I the only one who had to google this?

but...yes I think microsoft should(now I know what it means):D


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:19 AM

Can't trust the government to take care of us can we now Posted Image

Plus it helps them develop counter measures and stuff... and maybe form a vigilante department :)

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:26 AM

am I the only one who had to google this?

but...yes I think microsoft should(now I know what it means):D


I had to google it too.

@neddamttocs: You didn't find any other topic?

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:10 AM

Who's going to vote "bad"? Unless it's the person that runs the botnet. Anyways, good job MS, glad to see them out there doing this.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:16 AM

Who's going to vote "bad"? Unless it's the person that runs the botnet. Anyways, good job MS, glad to see them out there doing this.

The question is not about the botnet being taken down but about Microsoft taking it down instead of the government. Someone may believe this kind of security effort should be the responsibility of the government and not a software company.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:39 AM

The question is not about the botnet being taken down but about Microsoft taking it down instead of the government. Someone may believe this kind of security effort should be the responsibility of the government and not a software company.

Well in that case, it's Microsofts job, but I'm the type of person that believes the government should let the private sector do pretty much everything.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:22 PM

Yea, had to google it too :(

Looks like it's been around for a while and the goverment didn't handle it.... just saying..

Glad that MS is stepping up the plate.
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