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Top ten security threats (virus and trojan) list for October 2003
Posted on 12-Dec-2003 07:42 | Filed under: News

Top ten security threats (virus and trojan) list for October 2003
I've received from Symantec a release with information on virus threats for the month of October 2003. According to Symantec Security Response these are the top 10 virus worldwide and in the Asia Pacific region:

GLOBAL TOP TEN THREATS
  • W32.Bugbear.B@mm
  • W32.Swen.A@mm
  • HTML.Redlof.A
  • Trojan.Bootconf
  • W32.Klez.H@mm
  • W32.Blaster.Worm
  • W32.Dumaru@mm
  • W32.Welchia.Worm
  • W95.Hybris.worm
  • Trojan.Startpage

    ASIA PACIFIC TOP TEN THREATS
  • HTML.Redlof.A
  • W32.Swen.A@mm
  • W32.Welchia.Worm
  • W32.Bugbear.B@mm
  • W32.Blaster.Worm
  • Trojan.Bootconf
  • W32.Nolor@mm
  • W95.Hybris.worm
  • Trojan.PWS.QQPass
  • W32.HLLW.Raleka

    There are several trojans that make it into the top ten malicious threats list for October including Trojan.Bootconf and Trojan.PWS.QQPass.E. A trojan is a program that neither replicates or copies itself but does damage or compromises the security of the computer. Typically, it relies on someone emailing it to a user it does not email itself.

    Trojan.Bootconf is a trojan Horse that modifies the TCP/IP settings to point to a different DNS server. It will also change your home page and search page in Internet Explorer to connect to out.true-counter.com.

    Trojan.PWS.QQPass.E is another variant of the Trojan.PWS.QQPass family. It is a password-stealing Trojan Horse that steals passwords and user information. The Trojan is a Visual Basic application that requires the presence of Microsoft Visual Basic run-time libraries for it to run.

    Althought there are currently no virus for the Windows Mobile platform and only a few proof of concepts developed for the Palm OS, it's important to be aware of the possibility of this happening. Geekzone reviewed the Symantec Antivirus for Handhelds before.


  • More information: http://securityresponse.symantec.com...
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