[LINK] Rampaging bugbear
Sat, 5 Oct 2002 15:59:15 +1000
> On Sat, 05 Oct 2002 10:04:25 +1000, you wrote:
>> Actually, I was impressed by said friend with the virus who updates the MS
>> software as she is reminded to and still got the bugbear infection,
On Sat, Oct 05, 2002 at 12:22:14PM +1000, Malcolm Miles wrote:
> If she has been updating her MS software then she shouldn't have been
> infected by Bugbear. It takes advantage of an IE security hole for
> which a patch was originally released in May 2001.
Unless, of course, she was fooled into choosing "ok" when Outlook
pops up a box inviting you to view the attachment... That's where
an up-to-date virus scanner intervenes.
So MS may claim to have "fixed" the auto-open problem, but they
don't offer any special warnings (unlike Eudora) that opening
attachments can be dangerous.
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