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21 Oct   Virus News

Opasoft is Back and More Dangerous Than Ever

:though not for users of Kaspersky Anti-Virus. Kaspersky Labs, an international data-security software developer, announces the detection of a new modification of the network worm 'Opasoft' (also known as 'Opaserv' and 'Brasil'). Kaspersky Labs has already recorded numerous registered infections...

17 Oct   Virus News

The Kaspersky Lab Electronic Newsletter #28

Network Worms I-Worm.Chet I-Worm.Gismor I-Worm.Pepex Worm.P2P.Relmony Windows Viruses Win32.Ramlide Win32.Porex Linux Viruses Linux.Gildo Trojan Programs Backdoor.Cabrotor Trojan.Spy.GreenScreen Macro Viruses Macro.Word97.Nori Virus Constructors Constructor.VBS.SSIWG

16 Oct   Virus News

Save Your "Virtual Machine"!

Kaspersky Labs recommends computer users urgently install patch to defend against "Netdex". Kaspersky Labs, an international data-security software developer, reports the detection of the Trojan horse 'Netdex', which exploits a vulnerability in the security system of the Microsoft Virtual...

16 Oct   Business News

Kaspersky Goes East

At the end of September, in one of the People's Republic of China's technology capitals, the city of Tianjin, took place the large yearly national conference devoted to the computer virus threat and the development of effective methods of defense. Taking part in the conference for the first time...

11 Oct   Product news

Release of the Regularly Scheduled Cumulative Update

Kaspersky Labs announces the release of its regularly scheduled cumulative update (Oct. 11, 2002): new functions for handling the CAB archive format improved procedure for handling Inno and BZIP archives improved procedure for handling the following compressed file types: CHM, HXS, PE-Shield,...

10 Oct   Virus News

Dangerous Games

The Internet worm "Fleming" has been detected stealing registration information from computer games. Kaspersky Labs, an international data-security software developer, announces the detection of a multi-component malicious program spreading itself via the popular Internet chat program Windows...

10 Oct   Product news

Kaspersky® Anti-Virus for Windows Maintenance Pack 4

Kaspersky Labs announces the release of Maintenance Pack 4 for the Kaspersky Anti-Virus product family (Russian and English versions): Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal (versions, Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro (versions, Kaspersky Anti-Virus Business...

07 Oct   Product news

Kaspersky Lab Introduces Beta Testing for Kaspersky Anti-Virus Lite 4.5

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Lite is designed to defend against viruses and was built specifically to provide novices with a reliable defense of home computers with the maximum operating simplicity and convenience. Kaspersky Anti-Virus Lite is the traditional anti-virus program, combining constant...

07 Oct   Virus News

Free Utility for Detecting and Deleting The Tanatos and Opasoft Internet Worms

In connection with the numerous infections the world over at the hands of the Tanatos and Opasoft Internet worms, Kaspersky Labs has developed a free-of-charge utility for detecting and deleting these malicious programs. The utility can be downloaded from the Kaspersky Labs web site here. Both...

04 Oct   Virus News

Network Worms Continue To Attack Linux

Worm "Mighty" Intensifies the Threat Against Linux. Following on the heals of the "Slapper" worm, which only two weeks ago was detected attacking Linux computers, comes the next outbreak, this time the work of the Linux-worm "Mighty". Presently Kaspersky Lab has registered over 1,600 infected systems the world over. Many features of "Mighty" are taken from its predecessor, the network worm "Slapper". Like "Slapper", "Mighty" infects computers running Linux and the Apache Web-server and also uses the OpenSSL Security System exploit to gain access. Moreover, "Mighty" partly borrows the source code spreading method from "Slapper": to ensure compatibility with all versions of OpenSSL, one of the worm's components (sslx.c, which is responsible for penetration via the security system vulnerability) recompiles itself anew on each computer. In addition to infecting systems, "Mighty" also sets up a backdoor utility (designed to gain unauthorized control). In turn, this utility connects with one of the remote IRC channels where it receives ill-intentioned commands, which it then executes on the infected system. In this way "Mighty" is able to leak out confidential information, corrupt important data, and also use infected machines to conduct distributed DoS attacks and other nasty activities. To avert infection, Kaspersky Lab, above all recommends users

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