Experts Warn of New Windows Shortcut Flaw

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Experts Warn of New Windows Shortcut Flaw

Postby Spudz » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:07 am

Experts Warn of New Windows Shortcut Flaw

Researchers have discovered a sophisticated new strain of malicious software that piggybacks on USB storage devices and leverages what appears to be a previously unknown security vulnerability in the way Microsoft Windows processes shortcut files.

VirusBlokAda, an anti-virus company based in Belarus, said that on June 17 its specialists found two new malware samples that were capable of infecting a fully-patched Windows 7 system if a user were to view the contents of an infected USB drive with a common file manager such as Windows Explorer.


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