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Internet worm gives surfers a 'kickin'

Anti-virus experts are warning web users to watch out for a new mass-mailing computer worm, which spreads via emails and shared folders. The worm, called Kickin, arrives via email and can send itself to the addresses that it finds in the .NET Messenger, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Pager, Windows, ICQ address books. Kickin, which first appeared in Austria, also attempts to spread itself through file-sharing networks including Morpheus, KaZaA, Bearshare and Edonkey2000. It attempts to lure in victims with references to topics including SARS, patches, love letters, games and photos of celebrities. Full Story

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