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VBScript Hit by Strange Exploit

If an e-mail directs you to a Web site, and that Web site asks you to push the F1 key -- don't! This is a new attack that takes advantage of a flaw in VBScript running on IE and Windows 2000, 2003 or XP, and if successful, can run malicious code on the attacked computer.

I can't remember ever being asked to hit the F1 key by a Web site, and I doubt you IT pros would fall for this either. But tricks like this fool novices all the time. In fact, I had a boss at an IT publication who thought someone was in love with him...and he unleashed the I Love You virus on his entire operation.

Have you or anyone in your IT group ever spread a virus? Come clean at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/03/2010 at 1:17 PM


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