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Bugbear worm threatens Internet

A new version of a computer “worm” is making its way across the Internet with an eye toward working its way into computers storing financial information. The worm, dubbed Bugbear.B, can record keystrokes in an effort to steal passwords from computer users, said Vincent Weafer, who monitors computer viruses for the software security firm Symantec. “Once on your machine, it tries to steal information — passwords — information it could then use to try to attack you at a later stage,” Weafer said. He added that the worm tries to get into computers using lots of different names and titles. Full Story

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