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New Trojan Horse Targets Microsoft Word

Discussion in 'News' started by Mr.Cheeks, May 20, 2006.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

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    New Trojan Horse Targets Microsoft Word

    Microsoft Word users should be extra careful about the files they download because hackers are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in the popular word-processing software.

    Security vendor McAfee warned users Thursday of a new Trojan horse program, called BackDoor-CKB!cfaae1e6, that secretly installs software on a computer. For the program to work, however, hackers must first trick users into opening a malicious Word document. Once that has been done, the results can be nasty.

    Installed, the malware lets hackers "execute any external commands, download additional Trojans, capture desktop screen shots, monitor and record keystrokes or passwords," McAfee said in a statement on its Web site....

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