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Death's Door, the view from the Spanish announcers table: if you're my corn eatin sister, please read ya!

Tuesday, January 31

if you're my corn eatin sister, please read ya!

PC users have been urged to scan their computers before 3 February to avoid falling victim to a destructive virus. On that date the Nyxem virus is set to delete Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Acrobat files on infected machines. Nyxem is thought to have caught out many people by promising porn to those who open the attachments on e-mail messages carrying the virus. Anti-virus companies have stopped lots of copies, suggesting it had infected a large number of computers. Porn peril The Nyxem-E Windows virus first emerged on 16 January and has been steadily racking up victims ever since. Nyxem-E is also known as the Blackmal, MyWife, Kama Sutra, Grew and CME-24 virus.

Helpfully, the virus reports every fresh infection back to an associated website which displays the total via a counter. Late last week the counter was reporting millions of infections, but detective work by security firm Lurhq found that many of these reports were bogus. However, Lurhq reported that more than 300,000 machines are known to have fallen victim to Nyxem-E. Like many recent viruses, Nyxem tries to spread by making people open attachments on e-mail messages that are infected with the destructive code. The subject lines and body text of the various messages Nyxem uses vary, but many falsely claim that pornographic videos and pictures are in the attachments.

On infected machines the virus raids address books to find e-mail addresses to send itself to. The virus also tries to spread by searching for machines on the same local network as any computer it has compromised. Unlike many recent viruses Nyxem is set to overwrite 11 different types of file on infected machines on the third of every month. The list of files to be over-written includes the most widely used sorts of formats. Separately, the virus also tries to disable anti-virus software to stop it updating and can also disable the mouse and keyboard on infected machines. Users were being urged to update anti-virus software and to scan their system to ensure they had not been caught out.

It's feared that home users would be hardest hit by Nyxem on 3 February. Most businesses, now have regularly updated anti-virus systems in place and disinfect e-mail traffic before it reaches users' desktops. By contrast many home users did not regularly patch Windows, update anti-virus or perform full system scans to ensure their machine stays clean. Users were also encouraged to make regular back-ups of any files they want to preserve.

"and the monkey flipped the switch"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

corn is my favorite veggie. so now what???
--so inquires the sister

2:02 PM  
Blogger Death said...

make sure all your virus shit is updated and on

2:05 PM  

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