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Agobot-AA worms round Instant Messaging

A new Internet worm is posing a computer security threat – Agobot-AA. The anti-virus specialist Sophos says it has already received several reports of the worm out in the wider world, in the wild. Similar to the Randex threat we covered at the start of the week – In the wake of Donk-D, comes the Randex worms – the worm tries to spread over remote IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channels, which underpin instant messaging. The worm is also capable of copying itself across a local network by guessing passwords, so common ‘weak’ passwords will be vulnerable to the worm’s advance. Full Story

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