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  • Computer worm threat

    Not real sure where to put this, so if it's in the wrong spot Mods or Admin can shuttle it to a new home.

    The new computer threat that exploits the Windows Fax and picture viewer in the form of images has a kinda-sorta workaround and an independant has come out with an unofficial patch:

    http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=994

    The work around is to disable the shimgvw.dll...instructions are in the link.

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    Re: Computer worm threat

    Here's the info link from Microsoft:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec...ry/912840.mspx

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    • #3
      Re: Computer worm threat

      *read link* Oh, that threat.

      Meh, update your computer and you'll be set (or if you're extreme, install Linux or *cough* Mac OSX *cough*)

      EDIT:
      here's how to clean a computer that has been exploited.
      Last edited by adrian; January 2, 2006, 06:19 PM.
      How'd I get so white and nerdy?

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      • #4
        Re: Computer worm threat

        Here's another possible solution.

        Blaine

        (Is this corner over here still open? *shuffles away*)
        Make trouble, have fun, do good stuffs.

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        • #5
          Re: Computer worm threat

          Looks like there's some AV programs that can identify it

          Products from the following companies have identified all 73:

          * Alwil Software (Avast)
          * Softwin (BitDefender)
          * ClamAV
          * F-Secure Inc.
          * Fortinet Inc.
          * McAfee Inc.
          * ESET (Nod32)
          * Panda Software
          * Sophos Plc
          * Symantec Corp.
          * Trend Micro Inc.
          * VirusBuster
          EDIT: Here's a patch
          Last edited by adrian; January 2, 2006, 06:27 PM.
          How'd I get so white and nerdy?

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          • #6
            Re: Computer worm threat

            Trying to relate but no can;
            Our Apples never get worms....

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            • #7
              Re: Computer worm threat

              Originally posted by kimo55
              Our Apples never get worms....
              You sure you know what kine worms? (or what kine apple)
              How'd I get so white and nerdy?

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              • #8
                Re: Computer worm threat

                nes.
                i mean... YO!

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                • #9
                  Re: Computer worm threat

                  Originally posted by zztype
                  [...](Is this corner over here still open? *shuffles away*)
                  <tee hee> I'll join you with 3 iBooks and one iMac! Worm? Virus? <shrug!>

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                  • #10
                    Re: Computer worm threat

                    Originally posted by tutusue
                    <tee hee> I'll join you with 3 iBooks and one iMac! Worm? Virus? <shrug!>
                    But I heard that Mac OS people are some of the most unprotected in the IT world (I wanted to reword it another way, but I can't think of the word). I know there's some viruses/threats to the Macs out there, but Macs are used on 10% of the population.
                    How'd I get so white and nerdy?

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                    • #11
                      OS X Virus
                      Benjamin Daines was browsing the Web when he clicked on a series of links promising to deliver pictures of an unreleased update to a computer operating system.

                      Instead, a window opened on his screen and showed strange commands being run, as if the computer was under the control of someone -- or something -- else.

                      Daines was the victim of a computer virus.

                      Such headaches are hardly unusual for computer users that run Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system. Daines, however, was using a Mac -- a computer often touted as being more secure and immune to such risks.
                      The source

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                      • #12
                        Re: Computer worm threat

                        Everyone, Go To Linux!
                        How'd I get so white and nerdy?

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