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    Sober.r threat raised

    McAfee today announced that its Anti-virus and Vulnerability Emergency Response Team (AVERT) raised its risk assessment to "Medium" on the recently discovered W32/Sober.r, also known as Sober.r.

    Sober.r is a fast-moving worm that spreads via e-mail, sending itself to addresses found on the victim's machine.

    The worm arrives as a ZIP file that contains an executable file inside, named "PW_Klass.Pic.packed-bitmap.exe." And it has many of the same functionalities as its Sober predecessors, researchers at McAffee's AVERT said.

    Users would need to manually extract the executable from the ZIP file and manually run the attachment in order to be infected.

    The bilingual German and English virus arrives with the subject line "Your new Password" and contains a body reading: "Your password was successfully changed! Please see the attached file for detailed information."

    The worm was first reported to McAfee AVERT researchers today and has received more than 50 reports of the virus in the wild from unique senders.

    The mass mailing threat contains its own SMTP engine that constructs outgoing messages written in both German or English, depending on the version of Windows, the firm said.
    http://www.internetnews.com/security...le.php/3554456
    Sober's Rating is Raised

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    We can refer to that as CME 151 now., to avoid confusion. Of course, then you would have to explain that McAfee refers to it as Sober.r or W32/Sober.r and Symantec calls it ...


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    Users would need to manually extract the executable from the ZIP file and manually run the attachment in order to be infected.
    thats never really been a problem!
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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    Yeah. That's like the non-existant Mac virus, but you have to give that an admin password too. But then again, the majority of windows users are stupid. Or at least the majority I come into contact with.
    Compiling all the stuff for OS X...

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