August 15, 2006

Worms exploit critical Microsoft security vulnerability

Anonymous Reader writes "The Cuebot-L and Cuebot-M worms spread via AOL instant messenger, exploiting the vulnerability described in Microsoft's MS06-040 security bulletin. Once the worms have infected a PC, they turn off the Windows firewall and open a backdoor, allowing remote hackers to gain access and control over the computer."

Link: net-security.org

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