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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Beware of Kama Sutra!

No I am not talking about that age old book but about the new worm thats lurking around. According to Information week the worm fool Windows by spoofing digital signatures. The worm which is also known by the name Nyxem.e, MyWife.d, Grew.a, and Blackmal.e create 18 entries in Windows registry and easily slips into the OS. Once the worm resides in a computer the computer becomes an easy target for an attack. The worm has already infected over 630,000 computers.

The worm is considered particularly dangerous because it contains code that triggers an overwrite of all .doc, .xls, .mdb, .mde, .ppt, .pps, .zip, .rar, .pdf, .psd, and .dmp files on the third of each month.

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