Microsoft downplays latest malware warnings

With security vendors warning of new malware that exploits a recently patched flaw in Windows, Microsoft Corp. is saying that attacks are not on the rise. Earlier this week, two new malicious programs popped up, both of which took advantage of the MS06 040 Windows Server service vulnerability.

This prompted Symantec Corp. to raise its ThreatCon rating to 2 on Thursday, an indication that users should be at a heightened level of security awareness. Microsoft downplays latest malware warnings | InfoWorld | News | 2006-09-01 | By Robert McMillan, IDG News Service

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