27 January 2005

WORM_BAGLE.AZ - Description and solution

This WORM_BAGLE variant arrives on a system as an email attachment. It sends copies of itself to all email addresses it gathers from files with certain extensions but skips those addresses that contain particular strings.

Users must be wary of the email that it sends with the following details:

Subject: (any of the following)
Delivery service mail
Delivery by mail
Registration is accepted
Is delivered mail
You are made active

Message body: (any of the following)
Thanks for use of our software.
Before use read the help

Go to Trend Micro for details...

26 January 2005

Microsoft Plans Restrictions on Fixes By ALLISON LINN

SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) plans to severely curtail the ways in which people running pirated copies of its dominant Windows operating system can receive software updates, including security fixes.

... The move allows Microsoft to use one of its sharpest weapons - access to security patches that can prevent viruses, worms and other crippling attacks - to thwart a costly and meddlesome piracy problem.Read the full story...

My Way News: Google to Branch Into Television by Michael Liedtke

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google Inc. (GOOG) is using its popular Internet search technology to find information and images broadcast on television, continuing a recent effort to extend its reach beyond the Web.

...The feature pinpoints content previously aired on a variety of television networks by scanning through the closed caption text that many programmers offer.

This is fascinating --

TechWeb: Worm Steals CNN Headlines To Stay Timely, Fool Users

A new worm uses breaking news -- and a devious technique to keep itself up-to-date -- to dupe recipients into opening attachments, an anti-virus firm said Friday.

U.K.-based security vendor Sophos said that the Crowt.a worm grabs its subject lines, message content, and attachment names from headlines culled in real-time from CNN's Web site

Read the full story...

20 January 2005

CNN.com - 'Evil twin' threat to Wi-Fi users - Jan 20, 2005

"Evil twins" are the latest menace to threaten the security of Internet users, experts in the UK are warning.

An "evil twin" is a bogus base station... Read the full article at CNN.com