March 28th, 2004, 12:16 AM
New Worms Threaten Windows Email Users
Bagel.U, MYWIFE.A and SNAPPER are the latest entries in the growing virus/worm inventory that are making the rounds.
Bagel.U is the worst of the lot.
The other two are still very mild.
The most dangerous of the three, Bagel.U, was detected by security firm Panda Software, Glendale, Calif. Bagel.U attacks from within an e-mail message that has no subject and no body copy. The worm bears an attachment with a file name that varies, but it always has an "EXE" extension, Panda Software said in a statement.
If installed in an affected computer, Bagel.U can be recognized because it opens the Windows game Hearts, which is bundled with most Windows PC operating systems, according to Panda.
Source (Hey HT, did I spell it right this time.... )
MYWIFE.A and SNAPPER are both rated as a "low" threat by McAfee. MYWIFE.A is somewhat identical to the "MyLife" virus and spreads via e-mail attachments. SNAPPER spreads by e-mailing what appears to be blank messages but are really intended to exploit a weakness in Microsoft operating systems. Its purpose is "downloading other remote scripts that drop and run the worm on the victim's machine," McAfee Avert team said in a statement.
\"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!\"
March 28th, 2004, 06:39 AM
Thanks for that info. I didn't hear about this on until now.