4/9/2005

Beware mail from Microsoft

Filed under: — menk @ 4:03 am

PC users should be aware that there is a new sophisticated trojan horse coming their way should they believe a mail message seemingly from Microsoft. The message appears to come from Microsoft indicating a new software patch has been released from which their PC will benefit. By following a link in the mail the users are directed to a site that appears to the Microsoft update site but deposits a trojan horse application on the computer. The software consumes up to 100% of the CPU resource of the machine and can do some serious damage.

This type of attack plays on the well founded fears of PC users that their systems will be compromised. I imagine that this type of exploit will be common since it appears to work so watch out for messages from Microsoft promising patches!

‘Windows Update’ hides nasty Trojan - silicon.com

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