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Virus makes unwelcome return

People are being warned to be wary of a new variant of a Windows virus that wrought havoc last year. Bugbear was one of the most virulent viruses of 2002 and has now returned in a new guise. The variant is packed with a variety of malicious programs that help the virus spread, steal confidential information, hide its origins and disable security software. PC owners are being advised to update their anti-virus software and be suspicious of e-mail messages they were not expecting. “Not only can Bugbear leach confidential information from an infected machine, but it may also leave a backdoor wide open for hackers to take control of the machine and misappropriate passwords, credit card details or for some other nefarious purpose,” said Paul Wood, Chief Information Analyst at MessageLabs. Full Story

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