Monday, August 15, 2005

Beware the Zotob Worm

A new Internet worm has been detected that can infect Microsoft's Windows platforms faster than previous computer worms, according to Trend Micro. The Zotob worm appeared shortly after the world's largest software maker warned of three newly found 'critical' security flaws in its software, including one that could allow attackers to take complete control of a computer. The latest worm exploits security holes in Microsoft's Windows 95, 98, ME, NE, 2000 and XP platforms and can give computer attackers remote access to affected systems. The latest virus drops a copy of itself into the Windows system folder as BOTZOR.EXE and modifies the system's host file in the infected user's computer to prevent the user getting online assistance from antivirus web sites. It can also connect to a specific Internet relay chat server and give hackers remote control over affected systems, which can be used to infect other unpatched machines in a network and slow down the network performance. Computer users should update their antivirus pattern files and apply the latest Microsoft patches to protect their computer systems.

1 comment:

  1. what kind of cacing is this...? can kill with ubat cacing? :)