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Cybercrooks have put together a botnet client which bundles in worm-like functionality that gives it the potential to spread quickly. Seculert warns that the latest version of the Cridex (AKA Geodo) information stealing Trojan includes a self-spreading infection method. Infected PCs in the botnet download a secondary strain of …

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Thanks Cybercrooks ..

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By opening the file

Well if MS hadn't decided to hide file extensions in the first place this would be much less of a problem.

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Re: By opening the file

Ummm.... right. If everyone could see the file type, no-one would open dodgy attachments. Well, OK - whatever you say...

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Worm-like information stealing banking Trojan

"If everyone could see the file type, no-one would open dodgy attachments. Well, OK - whatever you say"... smudge

If open wasn't the same as execute then email attachments wouldn't be dangerous.

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Re: Worm-like information stealing banking Trojan

"If open wasn't the same as execute then email attachments wouldn't be dangerous."

Or if email clients were configured by default to delete all executable/high risk attachments, and to have easily changed rules to adjust that as required.

In a corporate world there's a lot more control of such things, in the personal world email clients have stagnated for years, with rudimentary filtering that is neither enabled by default, not lends itself to managing either attachments or embedded links and objects.

I suppose the lack of investment in email clients is yet another casualty of Microsoft's "give it away free" policies of prior years. The sooner that company curls up and dies the better.

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Re: By opening the file

Agree entirely

The donkeys years old problem with the last three ie someexecutable.pdf.exe should have been fixed years ago as well.

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German Marks

Do Germans still trade in Marks? I thought it was single currency ie Euro

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Re: German Marks

No joke icon, so I'll answer as if you meant it straight.

The word "marks" there mean targets or victims, not the former currency used by the Germans.

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Just one more reason to avoid Windoze.......

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