New virus hits computers

As usual, Windows computers have been hit with a virus. The Sober-I virus has been hitting Windows machines since yesterday. Apparently it replicates itself using Windows mailing programmes, and sends loads of copies of itself. It also deletes and modifies some files, which compromises Windows systems.

I am glad that I have finally made my wireless card work on Linux. Migration is now inevitable.

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  1. It doesn't use Windows mailing programs – it _is_ an SMTP server.It's not a terribly new or innovative design – just a program that mails itself around. Doesn't even exploit a vulnerability, as far as I can tell – it's just an exe (although it occassionally sends a zipped version).

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