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Worm Exploiting Microsoft MS08-067 Circulating

November 3rd, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

DarkFiber Consulting is aware of public reports of a worm circulating that has the capability of exploiting the recently patched vulnerability described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users to do the following to help mitigate the risks:

  • Review Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 and apply the update or workarounds listed.
  • Install antivirus software, and keep the virus signatures up to date.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Malware Targeting Adobe Flash Player

August 5th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Adobe has issued a Security Bulletin warning of malware spreading via a fraudulent Flash Player installer. Adobe warns that a worm is making fraudulent posts on social networking sites. These posts include links that lead to fake sites that prompt users to update their versions of Flash Player. If users attempt to use the installer to make the update, malware may be downloaded and installed onto their systems.

DarkFiber Consulting urges users and administrators to take the following preventative measures to help mitigate the security risks: