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Pablo Villadangos  Identity Verified
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Sep 24, 2003

Hola:

Acabo de recibir un email enviado supuestamente por el departamento de seguridad de Microsoft con un patch de seguridad que se solicita instalar. Todo el email est谩 dise帽ado con el logotipo de Microsoft y enlaces reales al verdadero sitio web, pero el patch es en realidad un gusano o un virus. La direcci贸n de email desde la que se env铆a no corresponde para nada a Microsoft y la direcci贸n de respuesta corresponde en mi caso a una amiga colombiana cuyo ordenador est谩 probablemente infectado. Norton Antivirus no ha detectado en mi caso este virus.

NO instal茅is en ning煤n caso este patch y poneos en contacto con Microsoft para aclarar el problema. Es una trampa muy bien montada para que caigamos en ella. Mucho cuidado.

Pablo (ALTC)


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Jos茅 Luis Villanueva-Senchuk  Identity Verified
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Lo que dice la BBC en su secci贸n de tecnolog铆a (en ingl茅s) Sep 24, 2003

Fuente: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3123726.stm
Fecha: 19 de septiembre

Virus poses as Microsoft update

A Windows virus masquerading as a security update from Microsoft is spreading via e-mail, warn experts.



The worm, dubbed Swen or Gibe, comes as an e-mail attachment and exploits a two-year-old hole in Internet Explorer.

Nearly 35,000 copies of the worm in 82 countries have been reported by one security company, while another has classified it as a high risk.

Computer users are advised not to click on attachments in unknown e-mails and update their systems.

Sneaky tricks

The virus tries to trick people into clicking on it by purporting to be a security update from Microsoft, using a variety of subject line and spoof e-mail addresses.

The worm also can spread over internet relay chat and the Kazaa file-sharing network, as well as copy itself over shared computer networks.

The worm switches off any anti-virus or firewall software and mails itself to addresses it finds on the victim's computer.

The sneaky virus also installs various files to make sure that it is run every time the computer boots up.

According to e-mail filtering firm, MessageLabs, the first copies originated from Slovakia on 14 September, with some later coming from the Netherlands.

It has now intercepted more than 35,000 copies of the worm, with the US being worse hit.

Web updates

The Gibe worm is just the latest in a series of damaging virus attacks that have caused headaches in recent weeks.

And it is not the first time a virus has tried to pretend to be a legitimate security update from Microsoft.

In May, the Palyh e-mail worm masqueraded as a message from support@microsoft.com.

Microsoft has cautioned customers in the past against e-mail software updates, saying it does not distribute patches that way but rather directs them to its website.


[Edited at 2003-09-24 12:52]


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Dyran Altenburg  Identity Verified
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Muy interesante... Sep 24, 2003

Pero no est谩 directamente relacionado con la profesi贸n.

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Clarisa Mora帽a  Identity Verified
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驴No? Sep 24, 2003

Dyran Altenburg wrote:

Pero no est谩 directamente relacionado con la profesi贸n.


Trabajo con Windows (de Microsoft), utilizo el Explorer (de Microsoft), mi software de correo electr贸nico es de MS y TODOS mis trabajos llegan por correo electr贸nico. En resumen, sin esta empresa yo no estar谩 trabajando como traductora. El tema est谩 abolutamente relacionado con la profesi贸n.

Mil gracias por el dato, estar茅 alerta ante toda notificaci贸n de MS que supuetamente contenga un parche.

Saludos

Clarisa


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two2tango  Identity Verified
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No estoy de acuerdo Sep 24, 2003

Dyran Altenburg wrote:

Pero no est谩 directamente relacionado con la profesi贸n.


En este caso no estoy de acuerdo. Creo que una amenaza de virus es una amenaza directa para las herramientas de cualquier traductor.

Por favor no desviemos la discusi贸n.

Saludos,
Enrique


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