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Fortnight F worm has porn payload

Worm variant uses three-year-old security hole to add ‘Nude Nurses’ to browser. Reports are coming in of a new variant on the Fortnight worm spreading via Outlook email. An alert for Fortnight F has been released by Sophos and firms are starting to come across infections, even though Microsoft released a security patch three years ago to fix the hole that the worm uses. “It’s silly that this is still out there, three years on,” said Neil Barratt, technical director of International Risk Management. “It illustrates the change in mind-set needed over patching. Some administrators are still treating their servers like cars and only budgeting the time and money needed for a major patching session once in a blue moon.” Full Story

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