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Here’s an article on Mobile Redirect with an interesting twist on the recent worm.

This is an amazing by-product of social networks. The ability for users to identify and kill viruses, worms, trojan horses, etc. These types of unique social network ecosystems reflect activity existant in the natural world.

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“Social networks have built-in antibodies…their users,” said Sean Sullivan of the Finnish security company F-Secure. “Compare the Twitter attack to a malicious attack of yesteryear that took weeks or even months to develop. This peaked and ebbed in two and a half hours,” Sullivan said.

That’s not to say that spammers don’t love sites like Twitter, because all they care about is finding some sucker to buy their product. A two-hour flood of spams is “great”, as far as they are concerned. But, it’s an interesting concept regarding worms and other malware on such sites.

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There’s a new worm in town, and it’s called “Stuxnet”. Unlike previous worms, which required the user to run a program, have “autorun” enabled, load a document into a spreadsheet or word processor, or at least look at the file in some manner, this worm is triggered by simply viewing the folder. The vulnerability even affects Windows 7, and as of today there is no fix yet from Microsoft.

For example, placing an infected USB stick into the computer on Windows 7 will, by default, ask you what you want to do.  Being a smart person, you know to avoid the “autorun” option, and instead opt for “open folder” choice, to see what sort of files are on it. That act alone will trigger the worm. Same thing with “My computer” and then double-clicking the USB stick, or navigating to any folder with the infection in it.

According to an article from Microsoft: Continue reading ‘The Stuxnet worm’ »