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Malware Finds Point of Entry in Internet Explorer 7 Bug



A new strain of malware has been attacking users of Internet Explorer 7 (IE7), according to TrendMicro.com.

Apparently, the virus takes its first steps by exploiting a bug in IE7 that occurs when the program tries to "access deleted objects." Entering the system as a .doc file, and after performing a series of hidden downloads and installations, the malware turns the infected computer into a zombie, taking screen shots of the computer and sending them to the bad guys' server.

Apparently, up-to-date Smart Protection Network users are safe from the threat, but IE7 users should probably go ahead and patch their systems. In the meantime, Trend Micro promises to update the story as more comes to light. [From: TrendMicro]

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