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Sysbug-A Virus On the Prowl

New virus could allow attacker to gain complete control of your PC. The Sysbug-A virus has been set loose and is attacking “the usual suspects”–meaning that Microsoft Windows users should be on alert, according to one IT security company. According to security provider WhiteHat, those vulnerable to the virus include anyone using Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows ME, Windows NT, and Windows XP. Tom Slodichak, chief security officer at Burlington, Ontario-based WhiteHat, said that Windows users are most often picked on by virus writers simply because of the sheer number of them out there. “If something like 90 to 95 percent of the world’s desktop users are using Windows software both in the enterprise and at home, you are not going to go after small pockets of unusual operating systems,” he explained. Full Story

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