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W32.Sobig.F@mm Removal Tool

W32.Sobig.F@mm is a mass-mailing, network-aware worm that sends itself to all the email addresses it finds in the files that have the...

August 21, 2003 By Symantec

McAfee: Why Duqu is a big deal

Dave Marcus, head of security research at McAfee, delves into the workings of Duqu, an information-stealing piece of malware that is shaping up to be as big a threat as Stuxnet

October 26, 2011 by

Stuxnet: A possible attack scenario

Symantec security researcher Liam O Murchu posits a possible Stuxnet worm attack scenario. His speculation is driven by the technical features of the sophisticated malware threat.

October 1, 2010 by

Storm worm evolution continues

The Storm worm is now more streamline and stable after malware authors ditched some key functions from the malicious code, according to researchers from Symantec.

November 4, 2007 by

Storm worm resurfaces

The virus has re-emerged but, rather than spreading through executable file attachments in emails, the latest attack is web-borne

August 17, 2007 by

Instant Messaging attacks increase 723 percent in Q1

Gartner predicts that all enterprises will be using Instant Messenger (IM) by 2010, which should send alarm bells ringing as IM attacks have increased by more than 700 percent in the past year.The analyst group predicts that penetration levels for enterprise-grade IM will rise from around 25 percent today to nearly 100 percent by the end of the decade.

July 3, 2007 by

OpenOffice worm hits Mac, Linux and Windows

update Malware targeting OpenOffice documents is spreading through multiple operating systems including Mac OS, Windows and Linux, according to Symantec.According to the Symantec Security Response Web site, the worm is capable of infecting multiple operating system platforms and is spreading.

June 7, 2007 by

Double Skype attack confuses security firms

Two different pieces of malware were set loose on Skype users this week and although neither seems to be causing serious problems, security firms are confused.Just 24 hours after warning that there may be a worm exploiting the popular Skype Internet telephony service, Websense reclassified the pest as a Trojan horse.

December 19, 2006 by

Worm spreads through Symantec AV hole

A worm which scans for various Windows and Symantec AV vulnerabilities spread with though a limited number of Universities in the US and Australia.  Although these vulnerabilities were patched by Microsoft and Symantec, the worm probed for vulnerability on port 2967 looking for a Symantec anti-virus client vulnerability found in May of 2006.

November 28, 2006 by

Symantec critiques Vista security

Symantec researchers question Windows Vista security, a sales pitch in disguise? Also, rootkits get better at hiding, MySpace users hit by flash worm, Oracle patches and AOL security software.

July 21, 2006 by

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