Microsoft Moves Ahead of Patch Tuesday to Stop Attacks

Kachina Shaw

With active attacks taking advantage of a .ANI file vulnerability affecting Windows operating systems up through Windows Vista, Microsoft has prepared and released a patch, MS07-17, ahead of its regularly scheduled Patch Tuesday next week. reports this morning that the attacks are coming out of China and seem to be targeting the online credentials of online game players. An Australian IT piece reports that the main target may be the game World of Warcraft; hackers can sell virtual items within the game with the stolen IDs. The hack, of course, could expand beyond games to other, more enterprise-relevant vectors.


An iDefense VeriSign exec says in the piece that the problem will turn out to be one of the most significant threats seen for several years.

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May 18, 2007 11:55 AM Avery Avery  says:
Well with all of these attacks I would say that it is time to upgrade our firewalls completely or just create a more integrated version. Reply

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