MSN Messenger - danger for VNC

First to clarify what it means VNC ( Virtual Network Computing ). VNC is an application for operating systems Windows 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 allowing remote access from a PC to another. Kind of Remote Administrator (Radmin).
Yesterday (November 18. 2007) Security Division eSafe CSRT (Content Security Response Team) of the company Aladdin, detected a trojan online presence that is spreading very high speed. Trojan uses a chat propagation (IRC) Used by millions of users worldwide. MSN Messenger is the first victim of this virus / IRC bot that sends files .zip infected, by two methods… or more precisely sends the same trojan with two extensions.

The first method - The trojan uses Image file names similar to those generated by digital cameras si scanners. (DSC00432.jpg.exe Of surfaces such)
The second method - send a file .zip which contains a Image file name but… termination of this file is executable (. Pif) (IMG34814.pif)

Characteristic of a trojan, and it is with "eyes" after passwords stolen mail and so accounts that send spam. It acts as a passwords.

So ... keep an eye on what files you receive on MSN Messenger from unknowns and friends. The real-time anti-virus update and a well-configured firewall can keep your computer protected. (we better advertise something). brb.


An MSN Messenger Trojan is growing by hundreds of botnet of infected PCs per hour, adding VMs to the mix as well.
A Trojan is introducing malware into thousands of computers systems worldwide, and the number is growing by the hour.
The malware is being introduced by MSN Messenger files posing as pictures, mostly seeming to come from known acquaintances.

New MSN Messenger Trojan Spreading Quickly

MSN Messenger - danger for VNC

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