Wolf in sheep's clothing


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Trying to keep up on news between assignments has proven more than difficult this quarter with four (4) core IT courses on my schedule. Funny thing about the IT department at RIT: each instructor seems to believe that their course is the only one you're taking... hence assignments which take 40 hours to complete. Though the "curse of the over-achiever" might have more to do with the number of hours put into a project than with what the instructor expects, however. I'll have to collect more data on that.

The latest Microsoft worm has surfaced, and this one includes an alarmingly official-looking document (click image for larger view) from Microsoft which instructs how to install itself! The scary thing is that even if you have the latest patch installed from Microsoft, executing the file attached to the worm's document will infect your 'puter the same as not having the latest patch. If you haven't updated your OS however, the worm will install itself by merely viewing the message.

Best advice to Microsoft OS users: visit Microsoft Update regularly (use IE when clicking the link for best results), and only install updates that you find on their site.

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