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'Experimental' security fix is malware, Microsoft says




'Experimental' security fix is malware, Microsoft says
'Experimental' security fix is malware, Microsoft says



http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/101308-experimental-security-fix-is-malware.html 

By Robert McMillan 
IDG News Service 
10/13/2008 

Scammers are sending out phoney e-mails that claim to include critical 
Windows security alerts, Microsoft warned Monday.

The fake alerts describe themselves as part of a new "experimental 
private version of an update for all Microsoft Windows OS users," 
Microsoft said in a note on the scam, posted Monday.

The e-mails then instruct the victim to download an attachment, which is 
actually a malicious Trojan Horse program known as Win32/Haxdoor. This 
software records sensitive information such as passwords and credit card 
numbers and sends this data back to the attackers who are running the 
scam.

The malware well-known, however, and is detected by antivirus programs 
as well as Microsoft's free Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool 
(MSRT).

[...]


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