Skype Worm

People still fall for “uncleverly-written” messages. As I wrote in an earlier entry, users are the weakest link in security. Click this. See.

Skype Warns Users of P-to-P Worm:

There are several versions of the chat messages, which are “cleverly written” to fool users, Arak wrote on the Skype heartbeat blog. The link appears to contain a JPEG photo file, but if clicked causes the Windows run/save dialog box to appear, which asks whether the user wants to save or run a “.scr” file. The file is malicious software that can then access a user’s PC via Skype’s API (application programming interface). The malicious file has been named W32/Ramex.A.

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