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Computer Infection Snarls Global Networks

The latest Internet attack on Microsoft operating systems by rogue software disabled tens of thousands of computers worldwide on Tuesday, though a fix had been available for nearly a month. The virus-like worm, dubbed “LovSan” or “blaster,” snarled corporate networks with an inundation of data packets and frustrated home computer users unversed in techie triage. It forced Maryland’s motor vehicle agency to close for the day and kicked Swedish Internet users offline as it spread, its instruction set triggering Windows computers to shut down and restart. Security experts said the world was lucky this time around because LovSan is comparatively mild and doesn’t destroy files. They worry that a subsequent attack exploiting the same flaw — one of the most severe to afflict Windows — could be much more damaging. Full Story

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