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Wired: Virus Snarls NT Nets

“Network Associates said Monday it found one of the most
sophisticated computer viruses ever discovered.”

“It initially infects systems through traditional methods —
email attachments, floppy disks, or downloads from the
Internet.”

“Once inside a network, the virus uses the resources it finds on
the network to propagate itself. It looks for remote-administration
methods and impersonates administrators to break through security
procedures.”

“The virus is limited to Microsoft Windows NT networks.”

“Network Associates has tools to contain the virus and is
providing troubleshooting advice through its Web site.”

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