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"Downadup" worm: MS Advice and CERT Correction

By jobeard
Jan 22, 2009
  1. January 21, 2009 (Computerworld) Microsoft Corp.'s advice on disabling Windows' "Autorun" feature is flawed, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) said today, and it leaves users who rely on its guidelines to protect their PCs against the fast-spreading Downadup worm open to attack.

    In an alert issued on Monday, US-CERT said Microsoft's instructions on turning off Autorun are "not fully effective" and "could be considered a vulnerability."

    The US-CERT site has a full description of how to disable Autorun properly.
     
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