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Introducing the Lovgate.C Trojan

Yet another mass mailing email worm is spreading across the Net today. Lovgate.C is a mass-mailing virus which incorporates its own SMTP engine and (of particular concern) a backdoor key-logging component. The virus, and its previous variants, normally arrives as an email with an infectious .exe attachment. Finnish AV firm F-Secure provides more details on what the worm looks like and what it does here. Blocking .exe attachments in email (which corporate security managers should do anyway) will block its spread. Users, whether in business or at home, may want to update their AV signature files to detect the virus, which is spreading – though not to the extent where normal Internet traffic is being significantly affected. Full Story

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