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VeriSign Issues Alert on Massive New Worm

“It would appear as if we are bearing witness to a broad-reaching reconnaissance scan to discover open SSL servers, followed by targeted denial-of-service attacks against some of those servers,” Charles Kaplan, Information Security Officer for the MSS division at VeriSign, told TechNewsWorld. An increase in suspicious activity this weekend has Internet security experts bracing for what some analysts warn could be the next big worm attack worldwide. Virus monitors spent the weekend watching an increased level of activity that experts said could be the start of a Blaster-like attack. A spokesperson for VeriSign (Nasdaq: VRSN) engineers told TechNewsWorld late Friday that new exploits are possible for the ASN.1 and LSASS buffer overflow vulnerability in Windows machines. Full Story

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