MyDoom mutation draws on IE flaw

By Derek Sooman on
"We have only received one submission from the field, but the technical aspects of this are concerning. It has all the components there to become a significant virus." - Craig Schmugar, senior virus research manager at McAfee.

And while we are on the subject of viruses, there is a MyDoom which draws on IE flaws to spread. Labelled MyDoom.AG by McAfee and MyDoom.AH by Symantec, the nasty little blighter uses a recently discovered vulnerability in the browser software allows the offshoot to infect a PC after a user clicks on a link.

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