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Windows Update site – updates a trojan

by Nikola Strahija on April 10th, 2005 Hackers set up a fake Microsoft security update website, hosted in Canada, which tricked Windows users to install Trojans . Although the website is currently out of order, security experts warn it would be easy for virus writers to repeat the trick.

The public is becoming even more paranoid about the security of their Windows PC-s. Microsoft answers that it avoids including any attachments in its security bulletins, and advises users not to click on any links in e-mails that they are suspicious about.

The site was promoted through spam messages claiming to come from "Windows Update" ([email protected]) and featuring subject lines such as "Update your windows machine", "Urgent Windows Update", and "Important Windows Update". Users who followed links in the email and tried to download updates from the site risked infection by the DSNX-05 Trojan horse, which allows hackers to take remote control of an infected PC.

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