I like those news - though, it would be nice if it were more emphazed that ONLY MICROSOFT MEDIA PLAYER is affected by this.....
This trojan transcodes files? Truly the work of an evil, evil mind...
They probably think it's just another notice, like a new Java version, flash player, or whatever else pops up these days.
A new trojan horse malware is being reported in the wild that infects MP3, WMA and WMV files. It secretly converts MP3 files to the WMA format while keeping the MP3 file extension and adding a special WMA tag that asks the user to install a supposedly missing audio codec. When the user downloads and installs the fake missing codec, the trojan horse sets a registry key that disables the "missing codec" popup, making it seem as if the installation was successful. Meanwhile, it's silently infecting all those media files it can find on that PC, including converting all MP3s to WMA and adding that special tag. Windows Media Player does not mind the wrong extension and plays them back normally.When those files are shared, they will display the "missing codec" notice again on other PCs, and if that codec is installed, the infection is spreading once again. If Winamp is installed (which can't play the fake MP3 files which really are WMA), its configuration is changed so that all media files will be played by Windows Media Player again instead.More info:http://blog.trendmicro.com/infectious-music-malware-style/http://www.trustedsource.org/blog/132/Troj...ultimedia-files
Still, i dont see the problem: WMP users get a justified rude wakeup call for sleeping when they choosed WMP.
Still, i dont see the problem: WMP users get a justified rude wakeup call for sleeping when they choosed WMP
Whats so special about that, that it justifies a news entry?
In this Yahoo press release, HA is mentioned as discussing this new trojan horse virus. JXL (JunkieXL) and CiTay are quoted in the article.Edit: Spelling
Quote from: Lyx on 17 July, 2008, 05:27:46 PMWhats so special about that, that it justifies a news entry?That's a very silly thing to say Lyx. For most normal users, this could be the biggest digital audio news story since they bought an mp3 player.
In this Yahoo press release, HA is mentioned as discussing this new trojan horse virus. JXL (JunkieXL) and CiTay are quoted in the article.
And that is why a computer should never been operated with Administrator/root privileges, but only as a regular/limited user. Unfortunately, the default setup of most Microsoft operating systems is still to always use the computer with full rights, and I can predict that such a trojan will fool many people.
The fundamental issue is that the user is compelled to download something from an unreputable source