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Offline Lisandro

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Bagle.b and Netsky.b
« on: February 25, 2004, 12:52:06 PM »
Two new e-mail threats that affect only Windows-platform PCs began to spread last week. The first and most serious, Bagle.b, is the second variation of the Bagle virus first seen in January 2004. What makes this virus dangerous is that it opens a back door, allowing the virus's author to control infected PCs. The second threat is Netsky.b, a variation of an existing e-mail threat. Netsky.b does not open a back door for remote access, but it is spreading quickly, and it could be just as annoying (by slowing down your legitimate e-mail traffic) as Bagle.b. Fortunately, all the leading antivirus companies have updated their signature files to block these two new threats. Read on to learn more: Bagle.b and Netsky.b.  ;)
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Re:Bagle.b and Netsky.b
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2004, 12:54:53 PM »
Is this supposed to be a candidate for a new iNews item? :)
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Re:Bagle.b and Netsky.b
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2004, 01:16:41 PM »
Is this supposed to be a candidate for a new iNews item? :)

Why not?  ;)
Of course, I suppose that I'm protected agains them with avast!  ;D
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Re:Bagle.b and Netsky.b
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2004, 01:54:50 PM »
Is this supposed to be a candidate for a new iNews item? :)

Naah - already quite old news  ;)
Maybe Netsky.c which appeared today - but we still do not know how widespread it will be - we are lacking the field info (update is to be released in several minutes anyway!)

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Re:Bagle.b and Netsky.b
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2004, 06:48:26 PM »
I don't find any trace of Bagle in the virus database.  that normal, although my avast 4 home edition is carefully updated and has access to the internet every time it requires it?

thanks for your answer.


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Re:Bagle.b and Netsky.b
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2004, 07:08:09 PM »
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Re:Bagle.b and Netsky.b
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2004, 11:09:35 PM »
Hey this is nattyj, I just received an e-mail from a credit card company i dont use nor have I E-mailed them. They say I sent a ( worm-netskyD ). Haven't heard of this one yet, could it be a new worm??? ::)

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Re:Bagle.b and Netsky.b
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2004, 02:13:32 AM »
nattyj,
Not new but very wide spread
here is virus info
http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/netsky_d.shtml

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Re:Bagle.b and Netsky.b
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2004, 05:44:39 AM »
Hey! Thanks for the info, much appreciated...nattyj  ;)