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Re: If you have already seen this - or are not a windows user- hit delete.


Thanks for keeping us up on the latest Donna.
Something has me wondering though.
Recent Patches are always written for XP and 2000 Windows platforms.  It has
been my understanding that this is because these attacks only affect these
platforms, that Win98 is not affected.
However, I'm beginning to wonder if it could be that MS no longer provides
patches to older platforms.  What is your take on this?

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 8:15 PM
Subject: [CHAT] If you have already seen this - or are not a windows user-
hit delete.


> Is everyone here aware of this latest non-sense that wants to irritate
> us? I do know that the hort.net servers are not Microsoft so we are safe
> here... but!... don't say you were not warned!:)
>
> Donna
> ---forward message----
>
> Hackers Planting Malicious Code on Major Web Sites
>
> Internet scammers appear to be using three flaws in Microsoft
> products to place malicious code on popular web sites. Hackers struck
> Microsoft's Internet Information Server web site and planted code
> that plants keystroke recording software.
> Hackers could be stealing people's financial data through this
> infection known as "Scob" and it may not be long before others use
> this exploit to launch big attacks on the Internet and use it for
> spamming purposes.
> Microsoft says it issued patches in April which correct two of the
> flaws but has yet to issue a patch to correct the 3rd flaw. Users are
> advised Internet Explorer on its highest security setting, turn off
> javascript and remove surf.dat and Kk32.dll.
> ---
>
> What You Should Know About Download.Ject
>
>
> Published: June 24, 2004 | Updated June 26, 2004 8:45 P.M. Pacific Time
>
>
> <http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/download_ject_worldwide.mspx
> >
>
> Get this information in additional languages
> <http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/download_ject_worldwide.mspx
> >
>
> Microsoft teams are investigating a report of a security issue known as
> Download.Ject affecting customers using Microsoft Internet Information
> Services 5.0 (IIS) and Microsoft Internet Explorer, components of
> Windows. (Download.Ject is also known as: JS.Scob.Trojan, Scob, and
> JS.Toofeer.)
>
> Important  Customers who have deployed Windows XP Service Pack 2 RC2 are
> not at risk.
>
> Reports indicate that Web servers running Windows 2000 Server and IIS
> that have not applied update 835732, which was addressed by Microsoft
> Security Bulletin MS04-011
> <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-011.mspx> , are
> possibly being compromised and being used to attempt to infect users of
> Internet Explorer with malicious code.
>
> How to Help Protect Your Systems
>
> *         System administrators. System administrators should follow the
> steps outlined in Knowledge Base Article 871277
> <http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=871277>  to apply update 835732 and
> take any recovery steps that may be necessary.
>
> *         Enterprise customers. Enterprise customers can minimize risk
> by increasing the security of the Local Machine Zone in Internet
> Explorer
> <http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;833633> .
>
> *         Home users. Use the following steps to update your computer,
> remove any infection, and increase your browsing and e-mail safety
> settings.
>
>
>
>
>
> Actions for Home Users
>
>
>
> 1.
>
> Install Critical Updates
>
>
>
> Visit the Windows Update Web site <http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/>
> to install all critical updates.
>
> 2.
>
> Check for Infection
>
>
>
> To determine if the malicious code is on your computer, search for the
> following files:
>
> * Kk32.dll
> * Surf.dat
>
> Steps for Windows XP users:
>
> 1.       On the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click Start, and
> then click Search.
>
> 2.       Under What do you want to search for? click All files and
> folders.
>
> 3.       Under All or part of the file name:
> type: Kk32.dll
> and then click the Search button.
>
> 4.       Under All or part of the file name:
> type: Surf.dat
> and then click the Search button.
>
> If either of these files is present, your computer may be infected. You
> can find tools to clean your computer and obtain up-to-date antivirus
> protection from the following software vendors participating in the
> Microsoft Virus Information Alliance:
>
> * Symantec
> <http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/js.scob.trojan.
> html>
> * F-Secure <http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/scob.shtml>
> * Computer Associates
> <http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/virus.aspx?id=39438>
>
> 3.
>
> Increase Your Browsing and E-Mail Safety
>
>
>
> Follow the steps outlined on the page to Increase Your Browsing and
> E-Mail Safety <http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/settings.mspx>
>
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