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    Exclamation Christmas-themed malware on the Web

    Geez. Will it ever stop... 'guess not:

    - http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archi....html#00001057
    December 23, 2006
    "We've just received a sample of something that's called CHRISTMAS.EXE. When run, this IRCBot variant will try to download various malicious executables from web servers at waiguadown.008.net and user.free.77169.net. As a decoy, it shows this Christmas-themed image... Obviously, a gift that keeps on giving. To be avoided."

    (Screenshot at URL above.)

    - http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1968
    Last Updated: 2006-12-23 21:11:30 UTC

    Last edited by AplusWebMaster; 2006-12-29 at 23:37.
    The machine has no brain.
    ......... Use your own.
    Browser check for updates here.
    YOU need to defend against -all- vulnerabilities.
    Hacks only need to find -1- to get in...
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