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Sophos: Worm Spies on Innocent Computer Users

According to a new alert by Sophos today, a newly discovered worm, called the Rbot-GR worm or W32/Rbot-GR worm, spreads via network shares, exploiting several Microsoft security vulnerabilities, installing a backdoor Trojan horse as it travels ...

Jeffrey Lee Parson Pleads Guilty to Blaster Worm Crime

A Minnesota teenager accused of downloading the Blaster computer worm code, modifying it and releasing the damaging and debilitating variant on the Internet last year pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court this week to infecting computers ...

Windows XP Service Pack 2 Prompts Corporate Caution

While eager to take advantage of the enhanced security features of Microsoft's long-awaited SP2 update, many corporate users of Windows XP will be cautious in activating it ...

New Bagle Virus Rolls Around World

A new variant of the Bagle worm is spreading more quickly than anticipated, infecting computers in Brazil, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Taiwan and the United States. ...

New Bagle Virus Making Rounds

McAfee today announced that the company's Antivirus and Vulnerability Emergency Response Team (Avert) raised the risk assessment to medium on the recently discovered W32/[email protected], also known as the Bagle.aq worm ...

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 Arrives

Microsoft has finally announced the release of Windows XP Service Pack 2, a major software update for Windows XP that contains what the company is calling "advanced security technologies." The free service pack comes with many across-the-board security updates, including hardened default security settings and new proactive protection features designed to help safeguard computers from hackers, viruses and other security risks...

Bin Laden Virus Hoax Identified, Targeted

An online security firm warned Saturday that the latest Internet virus was using claims about the death of terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden to trick people into infecting their own computers ...

MyDoom Worm Variant Nails Search Engines, Users

Computer virus companies spent yesterday scampering to develop defensesfor the newest strain of the MyDoom virus, dubbed MyDoom.O. By midmorning yesterday, thousands of e-mail inboxes were filling up withMyDoom.O subject lines -- and even specifically forged e-mail header information-- designed to encourage opening ...

New MyDoom Virus Now on the Loose

MessageLabs, Sophos and Keynote Systems have released alerts about the new W32.MyDoom.O worm variant that has been circulating the Internet today and causing traffic slowdowns ...

Google, Other Sites Slowed by MyDoom Worm

MessageLabs, Sophos and Keynote Systems have released alerts about the new W32.MyDoom.O worm variant that has been circulating the Internet today and causing traffic slowdowns ...

Hackers Disguise Trojan Horse As Osama Bin Laden Suicide Photographs

Experts at Sophos have warned computer users that a file posing as photographic evidence that Osama Bin Laden has killed himself is in fact infected by the Hackarmy Trojan horse ...

SECURITY BRIEF

First Pocket PC Virus ‘Poses No Threat’

Antivirus company Sophos's virus researchers reported the first ever virus to infect the Microsoft Pocket PC operating system ...

NEWS BRIEF

Half-Life 2 Code Thieves Nabbed by FBI

Arrests have been made in several countries stemming from the October 2003 theft of computer source code for a Half-Life 2, a much-anticipated sequel to the popular computer game Half-Life ...

Microsoft on Schedule with Monthly Patch

Microsoft probably does not mind that its monthly round of security patches for June are causing much less of a ruckus than previous months when the company was caught in the middle of a worm war that targeted its Windows systems and forced the company to play catch-up with vulnerabilities that were giving virus writers an edge ...

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