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Hello, Vista, Have Some Malware


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Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:08 PM

Sophos PLC has flagged three viruses typically spread through e-mail that can infect Vista customers who use a third-party Web e-mail client. While Vista's e-mail client stops Stratio-Zip, Netsky-D and MyDoom-O, the malware slips past Vista's defenses when users receive infected messages through a Web-based e-mail service...

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Three of the top ten malware threats run on Microsoft Vista, Sophos tests show
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:26 PM

After reading the above I have this "vision" of office parties, celebrations taking place in all the security companies offices.
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
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Posted 06 December 2006 - 07:42 AM

Microsoft has confirmed that Vista can be affected by malware from 2004, but argues this is not a flaw in the operating system.

Security vendor Sophos reported on Thursday that Microsoft's Vista is vulnerable to at least three pieces of widespread malware, two of which date back to 2004. At least three well-known internet worms labelled Stratio-Zip, Netsky-D and MyDoom-O by Sophos are able to execute on the operating system, according to Sophos.

However, because these attacks rely on user interaction to execute the code, Microsoft has denied this is a flaw. Microsoft said that these attacks rely on social-engineering techniques to be successful..."Based on our initial investigation, Microsoft can confirm that these variants do not take advantage of a security vulnerability, rather they rely on social engineering to infect a user's system."...

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