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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Worm Alert: Zotob (Update)

Microsoft has now come out with some more information as to who else could be susceptible to a Zotob-like attack.

If you don't know about Zotob you can get more information here.

Microsoft is now saying that certain Windows XP users are vulnerable.

Now if you recall, it was only Windows 2000 operating systems that were at risk, however, if you use Windows XP you could be susceptible if:

  • You are currently running Windows XP

  • You have Windows Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed

  • You have enabled Simple File and Print Sharing

  • Your computer contains a Guest account

Those with Windows XP operating systems with Service Pack 2 installed are not affected as are those who have installed the patch.

To avoid getting infected you may want to get rid of your Guest account and install the patch.

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