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18-04-2004, 16.10.46
Worm's latest variant exploits old vulnerabilities and spreads without an attachment.

The latest variant of the hugely effective Netsky series of worms is causing trouble by spreading without the use of an attachment. Slipping past many e-mail gateways, it can launch simply by being viewed in an e-mail program.

Rather than attaching the worm's executable code to an e-mail message, Netsky.V uses two separate vulnerabilities in Microsoft software to download the code from an infected PC. Many e-mail gateways now block all e-mail attachments, so the worm's tactic is a way of getting around that precaution, experts says...

Leggi: http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,115725,00.asp