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6.25.2004

New attack on the Internet

Not cool...big new attack is out there on the Internet effecting servers running IIS (Microsoft's web hosting program) and client systems running Internet Explorer. It is this simple...if you go to an infected site using IE you WILL BE INFECTED which will make your computer into a Spambot. yes, you will be sending spam. There is no defense, patches, or anti-virus software to protect you from this yet. And the sites that are infected include major auction sites (Ebay?), financial institutions, and at one point MSN's homepage. Read the articles below.

CNN on the latest attack

SANS gives more detail

CERT chimes in

Do you want to be protected?
Not be an ass-eating spammer?
There is only one solution
|| Kelly O'Connor, 8:26 AM

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