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    For anybody who uses Messenger

    Those that use IM with MSN Messenger should read this:


    Virus poses as MSN Messenger 8

    Malware authors have produced a virus which poses as a test version the latest, as yet unreleased, version of MSN Messenger. The Virkel-F masquerades as "MSN Messenger 8 Working BETA" and is available from a bogus site as a supposedly leaked early version of the software.

    Windows users who download and run the malware (given the name BETA8WEBINSTALL.EXE by hackers) will fail to get the promised chat client. Instead their existing MSN Messenger client will start to send download links to everyone in their contact lists in a bid to encourage others to become infected. Infected machines will also become clients in a botnet network of compromised PCs.

    The social engineering trick uses interest in test version of Windows Live Messenger 8 access to which is being auctioned on eBay - to hook victims. Anti-virus firm F-Secure has more on the Virkel-F threat F-Secure Information
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    hi

    that was a gud warning. I'll be careful in the future about such links!

    Thnx, once again!!
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    <karmine> hackers blamed again for idiocy


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    wha happened to one that chats with you?
    you are entering the vicinity of an area adjecent to the location.

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    something like tht happens with yahoo messenger too...

    while chatting some unknow test (virus) comes on your screen and it seems that ur frd has sent it. When you ask him/ her, they r unaware of such text.
    Now is the moment, or NEVER!!!

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    Real BETA

    I have had some friends come across the dodgy trojan version.

    For those of you who use MSN messenger you can downlaod the real beta here, it rocks.

    http://ideas.live.com/nmCongratulati...8-d6351b3a6a44


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    that's awful thanx for the warning ill be carefull too......

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    Thanks for the info. I always thought msn messenger and yahoo messenger are a bit dodgy.
    Not everyone has your knowledge and experience...
    So give everyone a fair go.

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    I wouldnt say that messenger or yahoo are dodgy, there are some well documented exploits in both products which are fixed in newer versions etc.

    The lesson here is that you should be aware fo what you donload and install and only from trusted sources, the fact that a virus exists disguised as MSN 8 is no fault of the messenger or yahoo products themselves.
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