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Old 01-01-2006, 05:28 PM   #1
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WARNING; VIRUS Thought you guys should see this, I subscribe to ITsafe, they are always on the ball, & this arrived today.
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An attack that uses a problem in the way that Windows XP handles "WMF"
graphics files. Reports are now being received of this being used by a
variety of Malicious Websites, and within Spoofed emails claiming to be New
Year's Greetings.

What does it affect?
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The flaw is in the Windows XP "image rendering" facility, which is mainly
used by Windows "Picture and Fax Viewer", but is also used by the Microsoft
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox web browsers to view Windows Meta
Files (WMF).

How do I protect myself?
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No patch is yet available, but Anti Virus Software suppliers are currently
producing fixes, which should be installed as soon as they become available.
As always, exercise care when following web page links, particulary those in
emails, as we explain in our Guide to URL Security.


Notes
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No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG Free Edition.
Version: 7.1.371 / Virus Database: 267.14.9/216 - Release Date: 29/12/2005
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Old 01-01-2006, 05:31 PM   #2
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Thanks
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Old 01-01-2006, 05:33 PM   #3
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I will foward this message to my close ones

Thanks for the head up
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Old 01-01-2006, 06:11 PM   #4
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Yayness. Windows shouldn't handle files at all, there seems to be a security flaw in it regarding every file type these days.

Seriously, it's far from being the first time that sort of exploit's been found.

Another Windows Update, here we come.
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Old 01-01-2006, 06:36 PM   #5
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Thanks mang!! I actually recieved some suspiscous emails today, thankfully I read this thing.
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Old 01-01-2006, 09:29 PM   #6
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Good post! Thanks
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Lol my dad got a email at his work saying happy new years like the one described. And it had my name as the sender, creapy! I did research and the worm auto picks a random name as the sender and it ended up being mine. But my dad knows enough about email viruses so he didn't open the attachment.
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trying to send your dad virus's are yea? lol j/k spooky though
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Thanks for the heads up Maurice
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Old 01-02-2006, 05:47 AM   #10
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i think i will have to sign up for that!
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