Posts Tagged ‘worm’

Stuxnet Removal Tool

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

This comes about a month too late for many of Stuxnet’s victims, but it looks like somebody finally came up with a Stuxnet removal tool …

The public became aware of the Stuxnet worm back in July, largely because it was linked to several 0-day vulnerabilities of the Windows operating system. Researchers who analyzed the worm discovered what appeared to be its core purpose: To target industrial computer networks running Siemens WinCC software. But the nature of the vulnerability made all Windows systems vulnerable, and while workarounds were published shortly after the discovery it was not enough to limit or even eliminate the spreading of the worm.


Twitter Patches Porn Site Worm Flaw

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Well, at least they took care of this one relatively quickly …

Twitter has today updated its website to patch a flaw that was allowing spammers to cause multiple pop-ups with links to porn websites.

The code has beens spread by worms and thousands of people around the world have been caught out.  The self-replicating worm exploited a cross scripting (XSS) vulnerability and used just a small amount of Javascript to automatically direct Twitter website users to another website.


New Sex Worm Spreads Like it’s 1999

Friday, September 10th, 2010

I believe that they’re also referring to this one as the “here you have” virus, since that phrase often appears as the subject of the infected email …

Ten years ago where were worms like Kournikova and I Love You that were infecting computers worldwide with malware and getting mainstream attention on the news.  In that time operating systems and anti-malware programs have improved but now a new sex worm is making its way around the world according to the BBC.