Slash Boxes
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

use Perl Log In

Log In

[ Create a new account ]

merlyn (47)

AOL IM: realmerlyn (Add Buddy, Send Message)
Yahoo! ID: realmerlyn (Add User, Send Message)

See my home page [].

Journal of merlyn (47)

Wednesday January 04, 2006
01:32 PM

WMF Exploit continues to spread

[ #28234 ]

One of the malware apps we have discovered at 2005-12-29 (some days ago!) already had a build-in infection counter at a (hidden) website and we saw the number 233,000. This means, a few days back, some 100,000 PCs seems to be compromised already. Today, the website is still working, and has delivered more than 1,000,000 malware installation files already. With 1+ million PCs under your control, you can do almost everything!

(from WMF Exploit)

If you have a friend that runs windows, be sure they've taken action. Any application that can show an image is vulnerable, on any version of windows back to 1990.

I really hope this is the straw that breaks the camel's back for many IT so-called "professionals" that believe that Windows can ever be considered a "secure" operating system. Consider that this is a designed feature implemented as designed. What could they possibly have been thinking to include arbitrarily triggerable code in an image format? What are they smoking in Redmond?

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.