Monday, January 02, 2006

More On The WMF Trojan

Microsoft Scrambles To Fix 'Severe' Security Flaw
Previously unknown flaw leaves PCs vulnerable to spyware, viruses

A previously unknown flaw in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system is leaving computer users vulnerable to spyware, viruses and other programs that could overtake their machines and has sent the company scrambling to come up with a fix.

Microsoft said in a statement yesterday that it is investigating the vulnerability and plans to issue a software patch to fix the problem. The company could not say how soon that patch would be available. (MSNBC is a Microsoft - NBC joint venture.)

Mike Reavey, operations manager for Microsoft's Security Response Center, called the flaw "a very serious issue." More @ MSNBC

More Info Here & Here & Here & Here

Gee I'm Glad I Have A Mac, I received a spam e-mail disguised as an online greeting card that had this trojan hidden in a jpeg file. It was harmless to the Mac but would have been bad news for the PC. Careful everyone.


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