New worms target the MS05-039 vulnerability, warns Sophos.
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 http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com 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|
|Date:||Aug 17, 2005|
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