A day after Microsoft released an emergency patch for a critical flaw that could allow self-replicating attacks, researchers have identified a nasty trojan that attempts to exploit the vulnerability. Variants of the data-stealing trojan known by names including Gimmiv.A and Spy-Agent.da have morphed over the past few weeks to …
How worrying for all you Microsoft (l)users!
what's the surprise?
the day after Microsoft publicly announce a massive security hole in windows, lots of exploits turn up attempting to get one over on people who haven't patched it yet.
Wow, reliable quotes
from Security providers? You mean the people who rely on fear for people to buy their products?
Where can I get a copy...
sound like a useful tool for windows.
Yet another Code Red
Dear me, dear me, another end-of-times, Internet Armageddon, everything is going to melt down worm thingy that won't be able to get past my firewall either.
Color me utterly shellshocked. I'm off to stock up on canned foods - sometime next year.
Re: what's the surprise
Towards the end of the article there's a suggestion that at least one of these worms was not produced "the day after" MS went public, but somewhat earlier. I think *that's* the surprise, at least for some people. The bad guys appear to have found this hole first.
Why do the worm writers.......
Always use such names?
I mean, Spy-Agent.da why not Fluffy-Bunnies.da or something less obvious?
The AV companies name them, not the VXers.