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New worms target the MS05-039 vulnerability, warns Sophos.

Worldwide Computer Products News-17 August 2005-New worms target the MS05-039 vulnerability, warns Sophos(C)1995-2005 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

Antivirus company Sophos is warning computer users that hackers have released more worms onto the Internet that exploit the Microsoft security MS05-039 Plug and Play vulnerability.

The Zotob-C and Tilebot-F worms are following the Zotob-A and Zotob-B worms that appeared over the weekend. According to Sophos, the Zotob-C tries to spread via e-mail rather than just networked computers, and when spreading in this way it can use a number of disguises, such as pretending to be a webcam photograph. The Tilebot-F spyware worm can steal user account information from infected computers and launch distributed denial-of service attacks against websites.

Home users of Microsoft Windows can visit to have their systems scanned for critical Microsoft security vulnerabilities.

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Title Annotation:Zotob-C; Tilebot-F
Publication:Worldwide Computer Products News
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Aug 17, 2005
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