Bagle VIRUS' Nasty Turn

By Alyce Lomax [March 19, 2004] The Bagle virus took a turn for the worse yesterday, with variations now able to infect PCs without any user intervention.

By user intervention, we mean opening attachments. Even the most casual of home PC users now understand that it's dangerous to open strange attachments they're not expecting, especially from strangers or, sometimes, even from friends who have unknowingly sent a virus.

This new version of Bagle only requires a recipient to open the email or view it within the Outlook preview frame, where some invisible HTML code downloads and infects a PC through a known flaw in the Internet Explorer browser. According to Dow Jones, there are several subject lines that may herald the virus' arrival, including "E-Mail Warning" and "Fax Message Received."

Before you panic, there's good news. According to anti-virus rivals Network Associates (NYSE: NET) and Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC), you PC users who have been downloading Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) patches with discipline shouldn't have any problems. Meanwhile, most corporate IT departments have likely kept things up to date.

Read the rest of this story at Motely Fool




Melbourne Link Bagle VIRUS' Nasty Turn Link opens in new browser window



0  LOVE IT    Like This Page | Click here to LIKE


Link opens new page Content > View Category | Melbourne | View Mobile Friendly Page

Link opens new page This Page > Update | Edit This Page




Click here to edit / update this page





Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Instagram
See Events in March >
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31


Featured
Scoresby Steamfest 2017
View Scoresby Steamfest 2017
Vintage machinery relives its glory days when it comes alive over the Steamfest weekend! The | Read On..


St Patrick's Day Big Irish Breakfast
View St Patrick's Day Big Irish Breakfast
It's the one day of the year when everyone wishes they were Irish! Lá Fhéile Pádraig - | Read On..


Centre of Italian Studies
View Centre of Italian Studies
Based in Melbourne's lively "Little Italy", the Centre of Italian Studies has been teaching Italian | Read On..


Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show
View Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show
Witness Impossible Occurrences, one of Melbourne's most exclusive attractions. Award winning | Read On..


Greek Tavern Night | Saturday Nights
View Greek Tavern Night | Saturday Nights
Melbourne's best traditional GREEK nights with live music, entertainment, dancing and Mediterranean | Read On..


Check Out
My Kitchen Rules
View My Kitchen Rules
Manu Feildel and Pete Evans are back with an eighth season of Australia's number one program, My Kitchen Rules. Acclaimed chefs Colin Fassnidge, | Read On..

Hunting For George | Home Decor
View Hunting For George | Home Decor
Hunting for George has been making your home awesome since 2010. Featuring a signature collection of homeware and lifestyle products including | Read On..

Mel's Pick
Free Icecream - Qantas + Taste of Japan
View Free Icecream - Qantas + Taste of Japan
Taste of Japan Yummy Fun Truck Yummy Fun Truck Hitting the Streets of Melbourne! FREE | Read On..

Arthurs Seat Eagle | Open
View Arthurs Seat Eagle | Open
The Arthurs Seat Eagle is the Mornington Peninsula’s newest attraction. Jump aboard a state of | Read On..

What's Hot
Trending


Newsletter
Stay in touch | Free weekly newsletter.