Friday, March 30, 2007

Latest Variant of Warezov Spreading Via Skype.

F-Secure Antivirus has reported a new variant of Warezov that is spreading through Skype.

This new variant is not self propagating and spreads through the clicking of a url that leads to the infected file. This url is sent to all of a users contacts.

Websense has more information about this new variant here.

Julie Amero Sentencing Postponed

Many of you have heard about the substitute teacher from Norwich, CT who was convicted on four counts of injury to or impairing the morals of children and faces up to 40 years in prison.
If you haven't Google "Julie Amero" and get caught up.

Her sentencing was postponed till March 29th and has now once again been postponed till April 26th, we can only hope the delay in sentencing bolds well for Julie and we wish her the best of luck in a horrible situation that should have never happened.

Microsoft Animated Cursor Exploit

Today Microsoft released Microsoft Security Advisory (935423), the advisory deals with a vulnerability in how Microsoft deals with Animated Cursor (.ani) files.

This exploit can be used through websites or email (both plain text and html) and effects Windows 2000 all the way up to Windows Vista.

More information can be found at the above link or at ISC Sans