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Worm Attacks Media Files

SkiifGeek (702936) writes | more than 7 years ago

Security 0

According to the McAfee Avert Labs (http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/?p=132), an interesting new worm has recently been discovered circulating in the wild. This particular worm attacks all Real Media content that it can find, modifying them to launch a website when they are viewed with the Real Media player. While the payload of the malicious website that is opened has not been disclosed, the 'Realor' worm is an interesting addition to the collection of malicious software that targets

According to the McAfee Avert Labs (http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/?p=132), an interesting new worm has recently been discovered circulating in the wild. This particular worm attacks all Real Media content that it can find, modifying them to launch a website when they are viewed with the Real Media player. While the payload of the malicious website that is opened has not been disclosed, the 'Realor' worm is an interesting addition to the collection of malicious software that targets non-executable files.

Users should be applying the same level of caution and filtering to non-executable files as they do to executable files, and ensure that they maintain current antivirus protection (also being aware of the weaknesses in a range of antivirus products).

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