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Windows 7: Windows systems at risk from Stuxnet attack

19 Jul 2010   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Windows systems at risk from Stuxnet attack

Windows systems at risk from Stuxnet attack

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"What is unique about Stuxnet is that it utilizes a new method of propagation," wrote Microsoft researcher Tareq Saade in the blog post. "Specifically, it takes advantage of specially-crafted shortcut files(also known as .lnk files) placed on USB drives to automatically execute malware as soon as the .lnk file is read by the operating system."
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Windows systems at risk from Stuxnet attack - ZDNet


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19 Jul 2010   #2
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

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