Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Worm Spread by Banner Ads

Several variants of the Bofra worm is being spread through banner ads in various European Web sites.

This attack takes advantage of a well known buffer overflow flaw on Internet Explorer 6 and has been confirmed on computers running Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Windows 2000. PCs running Windows XP Service Pack 2 are unaffected.

What's up with that? First, I cannot believe people are still clicking on banner ads. Second, people with Windows XP should really patch their PC to Service Pack 2. And third, why are people still using Internet Explorer 6 to surf the web? Use a more secure, faster and generally better web browser like
Mozilla, Firefox or Opera.

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