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Worm opens two backdoors, logs keystrokes

A new version of the dangerous Dumaru worm surfaced this weekend, and enterprise administrators are warned that this version creates a Windows Hook that logs keystrokes and opens two backdoors that experts say could enable an attacker to gain remote control of an infected system. Dumaru-Y can be contained, however. The worm travels compressed in a zip file as a .exe file. Blocking these executables and others that have no business merit should prevent infections. Most administrators have adopted this as a best practice. The worm affects Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, NT, XP, 98, 95 and ME systems via an e-mail with the subject line: “Important information for you. Read it immediately !” The message promises photos of a woman and the attachment is called “myphoto.jpg.exe. It is important to note that there are 56 spaces between .jpg and .exe in the attachment’s file name. Full Story

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