[NEWS] Disguised worm evades antivirus software

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by The Other Guy, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. From CNN:
    Disguised worm evades antivirus software

    Computer experts have warned of a computer worm that takes advantage
    of a flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.

    The latest problem is called "worm/MiMail.A," also known as
    W32.Mimail.A@mm.

    It's a mass-mailing Internet worm that started spreading late Friday
    afternoon...

    Most corporations have e-mail scanning programs that block the entry
    of a lot of potentially dangerous programs in incoming e-mails, but
    this worm disguises itself by arriving as a zip file, which most
    scanning programs allow.

    ....
    http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/internet/08/02/worm/index.html
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    ../configure --prefix=~/zyterion
    Not this guy or that guy, The Other Guy.

    "If you're not thoroughly confused by now, then you just
    don't understand the situation."
     
    The Other Guy, Aug 4, 2003
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  2. The Other Guy

    mto Guest

    "The Other Guy" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    >
    > From CNN:
    > Disguised worm evades antivirus software
    >
    > Computer experts have warned of a computer worm that takes advantage
    > of a flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.
    >
    > The latest problem is called "worm/MiMail.A," also known as
    > W32.Mimail.A@mm.
    >
    > It's a mass-mailing Internet worm that started spreading late Friday
    > afternoon...


    This one is **very easy** to avoid - even in OE. Make a mail rule that
    specifies mail with subject "your account <account info>" and attachment
    should be delivered to the trash.
     
    mto, Aug 4, 2003
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  3. The Other Guy

    totojepast Guest

    BTW was the Distributed Checksum Clearinghouse (DCC) eficient against
    the Mimail worm?



    The Other Guy <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > From CNN:
    > Disguised worm evades antivirus software
    >
    > Computer experts have warned of a computer worm that takes advantage
    > of a flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.
    >
    > The latest problem is called "worm/MiMail.A," also known as
    > W32.Mimail.A@mm.
    >
    > It's a mass-mailing Internet worm that started spreading late Friday
    > afternoon...
    >
    > Most corporations have e-mail scanning programs that block the entry
    > of a lot of potentially dangerous programs in incoming e-mails, but
    > this worm disguises itself by arriving as a zip file, which most
    > scanning programs allow.
    >
    > ...
    > http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/internet/08/02/worm/index.html
     
    totojepast, Aug 5, 2003
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