Monday, September 10, 2007

A worm affecting Skype for windows users

The new week has started with a bang for Skype. And not the kind of bang they or anyone else using Skype, likes.

Here’s what Kurt Sauer, Skype’s Chief Security Officer, has to say:
“Skype has learned that a computer virus called “w32/Ramex.A” is affecting users of Skype for Windows. Users whose computers are infected with this virus will send a chat message to other Skype users asking them to click on a web link that can infect the computer of the person who receives the message.

“Please note that Skype users ONLY become infected after they have downloaded the link and run the malicious software. The chat message, of which there are several versions, is cleverly written and may appear to be a legitimate chat message, which may fool some users into clicking on the link.

“Skype has been in contact with the leading antivirus software companies about this worm, and we know that they are updating their software to effectively stop this worm and as well as its side effects. Currently,
F-Secure and Kaspersky Lab have already updated their antivirus products to detect and remove the worm.

“We would like to encourage our users to ensure that they are running anti-virus software on their computers and to download the latest anti-virus updates in order to provide the best protection against this and other viruses.”
More information can be found at
heartbeat.skype.com. Wishing you a virus-free week."

Link: Share Skype

3 comments:

  1. Hi Ike,

    I'm thrilled I found your site! I'm a skype addict myself so I know where you are coming from.

    Also, I do post on skype now and then since it can work with Asterisk SO I just added you to my blogroll! http://www.asteriskblog.com/

    If you could return the favor that would be great as our blogs compliment each other pretty well.

    Sorry for leaving this as a comment, but I couldn't find a way to email you :(

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  2. hi, i was wondering if there was a datasbase anywhere for global skype internet cafes.

    My boyfriend is living in New Delhi and has been unable to find a reliable internet cafe there.

    Thanks!!!!

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  3. I doubt there is. But the easiest way to use Skype in an Internet Café is to have Skype on a USB stick. This way he can use it in all internet Café's without leaving a trace of his Skype account on the computers.

    Sandisk (www.sandisk.com) offers this.

    Ike

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