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MSN Messenger Mounted By Fresh Worm ! - 1/20/2005 7:48:34 PM   
SiliconFreak


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F-SECURE said there's a new worm in the wild which spreads itself using MSN Messenger.

The worm - called Bropia.A - disseminates itself by files claiming to be funny or lewd pictures with filenames such as love_me.pif, drunk_lol.pif and the like.

F-Secure said that contacts are harvested from client machines by snooping on MSN windows using Windows hooks.

The worm also throws backdoor software, a variant of Rbot, on infected machines. This copies itself as LEXPLORE.EXE The zombie logs keystrokes, harvests system information, and generally makes a nuisance of itself.

F-Secure has some more advice about the worm, here.


Source : TheInquirer
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RE: MSN Messenger Mounted By Fresh Worm ! - 1/21/2005 7:08:17 PM   
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Does anyone ever wonder why simple (*) and old tricks still work so well?
IMO, most likely they work, because people are idiots!
I bet the same old tricks are alive and kickin's a thousand years later, unless the right to reproduce is taken away from idiots...

* "Here is (insert ANY stupid phrase here).(pif/scr/exe/com/cmd/...etc.etc.) for you - Open it!" ... and stupid user WILL open it!


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RE: MSN Messenger Mounted By Fresh Worm ! - 1/22/2005 5:43:44 AM   
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Hahaha....totally agree with this one...no comment necessary...

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