02:14 PM

Worm May Turn Up Yet

Security researchers continue to warn that additional hacker tools and possibly even a Blaster-style worm are likely to surface in the days or weeks ahead targeting the ASN.1 security flaw in Windows systems. Microsoft issued a patch for the vulnerability on Feb. 10, but it took only four days before someone posted a tool on the Internet that made it easy for attackers to launch denial-of-service attacks against at-risk systems, which include Windows NT 4.0, 4.0 TSE, 2000, XP, and Server 2003 systems.

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