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Not much Bagle buzz so far

Despite early hype, there have been few reports today of a new e-mail-propagating worm that is using Microsoft Corp. Windows computers to spread across the Internet. The number has been in the hundreds, said Brian King, an Internet security analyst at the Software Engineering Institute’s CERT Coordination Center. CERT tracks computer and network security incidents reported by government, industry and higher education officials. The so-called “Bagle” worm has an attachment that, if clicked, opens an Internet port that makes the user’s computer open to network intruders, who might try to execute destructive commands on the computer or download additional code onto the computer. But despite receiving several hundred reports about e-mail messages infected with Bagle, King said most of the reported incidents suggest that users are not clicking on the attachment when they receive messages containing the uninformative subject line “Hi”. Full Story

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