January 11, 2002

New virus breaches .NET security

Author: JT Smith

NewsFactor Network writes: "Several Internet security companies disclosed Wednesday that they have been sent a virus designed to infect users of Microsoft's evolving .NET architecture. The virus in question, W.32 Donut, is what antivirus firm Symantec Corporation labeled a "concept virus." Because .NET has not reached its deployment stage, W.32 Donut has little chance of causing any widespread damage. However, the malicious code does show that virus writers are paying close attention to the new .NET architecture [in order to] attempt to learn it before the framework will be available on most systems"

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