Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Latest threat stealing confidential data

October 29th, is so-called Internet day. It's the day when people say Internet was granted for public. There came many news of hacks/exploits and online miseries along with the days of the Internet started. Computer Virus and it's transformed forms have become very hard to detect now-a-days. Surfing web pages, reading online news, watching movies, all your regular online stuffs that you usually do and you might not even know that the Trojan had already been installed and stealing your vital informations to hacker.


Latest Microsoft Vulnerability would allow any hackers to do the things easily that's mentioned above. The only way around to this problem is to download relevant patches from Microsoft website immediately.
Click here for the patches for your system.

One particular strain of malware, which exploits this security hole, the Gimmiv.A Trojan, enables its creators to take complete control of the compromised system. Once a computer has been infected, the Trojan starts gathering the following information:
-- User names and passwords entered in Web pages
-- MSN Messenger passwords
-- Outlook Express passwords
-- System user name
-- Computer name
-- Patches installed
-- Information about the browser

All stolen information is encrypted using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and sent to a remote server.

"In addition to email and infected downloads, these vulnerability-exploiting malicious codes are being distributed directly across the Internet, even from legitimate Web pages, so users won't even realize they have been infected," explains Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs.

To detect/remove any remnants of this problem, Panda Antivirus has offered free online service to do so. Check this link below:
http://www.pandasecurity.com/activescan/index/


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