Dasher Worm No Reindeer Game

A new worm dubbed "Dasher" by antivirus companies is bringing an early holiday present for Microsoft Windows users who haven't applied a security update recently shipped from Redmond. According to a post on the blog of Finnish antivirus company F-Secure, we've seen two versions of this worm in the past few days, the first iteration of which didn't work right and fizzled. The worm is based on exploit code that was first posted online for the world to see just a few weeks ago.

The virus authors appear to have fixed whatever hobbled the first Dasher, and the worm is now happily spreading Christmas cheer by dropping a keystroke logger on machines it infects.

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 15th December 2005 9:16PM