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Windows Meta Files, or those ending in .wmf...Watch out ...

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:41 pm
by tonycarr
Be aware , some sort of FAKE anti virus screen claiming to clean your rig can infect you , even on AV protected winXP sp2 machines . Link to story below ...


http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/securit ... lease.html

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:15 pm
by evasive
8O

made this into a sticky...

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:50 pm
by DAVE1
I wonder what it acutally looks like

are there any pictures of it yet ?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:18 pm
by tonycarr
DAVE185 wrote:I wonder what it acutally looks like

are there any pictures of it yet ?


Link below to a typical look but the article reads it can change ...

http://www.websensesecuritylabs.com/ale ... lertID=385

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:13 am
by DAVE1
i doubt I would believe one of those but now I can tell other people about it

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:32 pm
by kltsin
This exploit is currently billed as the worst infection in history. It can hide rootkits, it can even hide itself.

Heres a temporary fix for this exploit until MS gets one

Info and download link can be found here
After installing a restart is in order.

Here is a checker to see if your still vulnerable
http://castlecops.com/a6438-Hot_off_the ... ecker.html

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:13 pm
by evasive
Official patch is released before the monthly batch:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... layLang=en

...it's not even Tuesday yet ...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:39 am
by tonycarr
I wonder if ms made a patch for win98 ,me & 2000 ? on this one as well ? as xp ? From what I read of it , it affected the other ms os's too.

Re: ...it's not even Tuesday yet ...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:51 am
by mitsubishi
tonycarr wrote:I wonder if ms made a patch for win98 ,me & 2000 ? on this one as well ? as xp ? From what I read of it , it affected the other ms os's too.

No: http://news.com.com/2061-10789_3-6020645.html
Well not for 98 and me anyway. There's no proof they are vunerable anyway, the exploits known don't appear to work.

Re: ...it's not even Tuesday yet ...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:00 am
by EmilyB
tonycarr wrote:I wonder if ms made a patch for win98 ,me & 2000 ? on this one as well ? as xp ? From what I read of it , it affected the other ms os's too.


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/securi ... 6-001.mspx

Are Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, or Windows Millennium Edition critically affected by one or more of the vulnerabilities that are addressed in this security bulletin?No. Although Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition do contain the affected component, the vulnerability is not critical because an exploitable attack vector has not been identified that would yield a Critical severity rating for these versions. For more information about severity ratings, visit the following Web site.