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Bagle Variants Gaining Momentum

A crop of new variants of Bagle and other worms is preying on systems running Microsoft Internet Explorer. Security experts warn that old fixes may not protect against the latest interations, and urge users to continue to take precautions. A slew of new variants of the Bagle worm, as well as a new Mydoom worm, are flooding e-mail boxes in both consumer and business computers globally. Experts say the onslaught is a major concern because users may disregard the threat in the mistaken belief that previous security updates will quell the worms. At last count, five variants of the Bagle virus have been detected since Thursday, such as Bagle.AG, .AH, and .AI, and earlier versions .AB and .AF. Security experts estimate that 11,000 to 12,000 computers are probably infected and are sending spam containing the worms. Full Story

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