News Archives from 2006 (January 01 - January 31, 2006)


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   Amiga
 
   No news for January 2006

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   Windows
 
    27 January 2006 - New Virus Signature Files For F-Prot Antivirus
   F-Prot Antivirus Alert Service says new virus signature files for F-Prot
   Antivirus(TM) created on January 26th were released. To update the virus
   signature files, connect to the Internet as usual and then open F-Prot
   Antivirus. Click the 'Updater' button on the Info menu, select 'Internet'
   in the following menu and click 'Update'.  F-Prot Antivirus will then
   update the virus signature files directly via the Internet.
   These updates files contain detection for new threats.
   * Info on F-Prot AntivirusTM for DOS on the Downloads page
   * Info on F-Prot AntivirusTM for Windows on the Downloads page

    27 January 2006 - Latest Macro.def for F-PROT Released
   Frisk Software International has a new Macro.def for F-PROT. This version
   of Macro.def was last modified/changed on: January 25, 2006
   Windows users: Connect to the Internet as usual and then open F-Prot Anti-
   virus. Click the 'Updater' button on the Info menu, select 'Internet' in
   the following menu and click 'Update'. F-Prot Antivirus will then update
   the virus signature files directly via the Internet.
   These updates files contain detection for new threats.
   * Info on F-Prot AntivirusTM for DOS on the Downloads page
   * Info on F-Prot AntivirusTM for Windows on the Downloads page

    06 January 2006 - F-PROT(TM) Antivirus for Windows v3.16f Released
   Version 3.16f of F-Prot Antivirus for Windows has been released by FRISK
   Software on January 6, 2006. Version 3.16f of F-Prot Antivirus for
   Windows includes a bugfix for an endless loop encountered in a corrupted
   Windows Metafile (WMF) sample. All users of F-Prot Antivirus for Windows
   are advised to update their program to version 3.16f as soon as possible.
   To update your registered F-Prot Antivirus for Windows to version 3.16f
   visit Frisk's Update Center.
   To try other F-Prot(TM) Antivirus products, visit Frisk's Download Center
   for trial versions.
   * Info on F-Prot(TM) Antivirus for Windows on the Downloads page
   * Click here for the latest release notes
   * F-Prot(TM) Antivirus for Windows Homepage

   Yesterdays release notes on F-Prot for Windows 3.16e
   Version 3.16e of F-Prot Antivirus for Windows include a number of
   important bugfixes as well as providing enhanced scanning of Windows
   Metafile images (WMF) for embedded malware.
   WMF files disguised, among other things, as JPG images have increasingly
   been taking advantage of a recently discovered yet serious vulnerability
   in Windows in order to run malicious code on susceptible machines.
   Successful exploitation of this WMF vulnerability can allow an attacker
   to gain complete control over an affected computer who can then use it
   to send out spam e-mail or spread viruses and other malware further. A
   number of different exploits have a appeared over recent days and these
   newest versions of F-Prot Antivirus for Windows and F-Prot Antivirus
   for Exchange detect and delete all known exploits as well as detecting
   previously unknown malware attempting to take advantage of this WMF
   vulnerability.

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   Macintosh
 
   No news for January 2006
 
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   Linux
 
    27 January 2006 - New Virus Signature Files For F-Prot Antivirus
   F-Prot Antivirus Alert Service says new virus signature files for F-Prot
   Antivirus(TM) created on January 26, 2006, were released.
   Linux/BSD users: Use the check-updates.sh script (e.g, as cron job) to
   update the virus signature files.
   These updates files contain detection for new threats.
   * Info on F-Prot AntivirusTM for Linux on the Downloads page

    27 January 2006 - Latest Macro.def for F-PROT Released
   Frisk Software International has a new Macro.def for F-PROT. This version
   of Macro.def was last modified/changed on: January 25, 2006
   Linux/BSD users: Use the check-updates.sh script (e.g, as cron job) to
   update the virus signature files.
   These updates files contain detection for new threats.
   * Info on F-Prot AntivirusTM for Linux on the Downloads page

    12 January 2006 - F-Prot(TM) Antivirus for Linux v4.6.5 Released
   Version 4.6.5 of F-Prot(TM) Antivirus for Linux has been released by
   FRISK Software on Jan 5, 2006 and is now ready for download.
   This update includes a bugfix for an endless loop encountered in a
   corrupted Windows Metafile (WMF) sample. Frisk recommends that users
   of F-Prot Antivirus for all UNIX platforms update their programs to
   versions 4.6.5 as soon as possible.
   * Info on F-Prot(TM) Antivirus for Linux on the Downloads page
   * Click here for the latest current versions

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   Miscellaneous
 
    22 January 2006 - Joint US-Spain cybercrime operation a success
   An artice at Kaspersky Labs on Jan 19 2006 says:
   The Spanish Civil Guard has revealed that it has detained one person and
   is questioning four others as a result of an investigation into a hacker
   attack on a US Navy computer. Click on the above link for the full story

    20 January 2006 - Bravenet System Upgrades This Weekend
   Bravenet will be performing major system upgrades this weekend.

    08 January 2006 - Older VHT Amiga Forum messages have been archived
   The VHT Amiga fourms at Bravenet are no longer in use, since Jan Andersen
   of Virus Help Denmark has a new location available. The old forum msgs
   from this forum are now archived, and can be found by following the above
   link.

    01 January 2006 - Older VHT Forum messages have been archived
   Since on December 26, 2005 the VHT forums at runboard will not be used
   so have archived the messages of the virus problems here for easy
   searching for any problems that have already been answered. Just follow
   the above link to both the oldest Bravenet postimgs, and the ones
   from the Runboard VHT Forum that is no longer in use.

    01 January 2006 - Happy New Year From Virus Help Team Canada

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