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Thursday, January 26, 2006

As the BLACKWORM turns...

It is very critical to have your anti-virus applications up-to-date since this worm will delete files on infected computers on the 3rd of the month. The BlackWorm (also known as: Nyxem /Blackmal /Blueworm /Grew) is a mass-mailing worm that will also try to spread using remote shares. It will also try to disable security-related and file sharing software as well as destroying files of certain types. MyWife and KamaSutra are other names for this destructive malware.

BlackWorm is scheduled to overwrite the following file types on the 3rd of the month:

DOC, XLS, MDB, MDE, PPT, PPS, ZIP, RAR, PDF, PSD and DMP

The above information is courtesy of Avanton, a solution I sell to organizations and corporations who are concerned about security.

By the way, if you don't try to open sexually explicit Kama Sutra photographs in your email you will probably be safe....unless someone else who did passes it to you. Be good, be safe...



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