Updated Good news from Microsoft. It has announced that it plans to release an emergency out-of-band update to patch a critical Windows security vulnerability that is being actively exploited by malware.
The so-called Shortcut exploit is being exploited by specially crafted shortcut (.LNK) files that point to malicious code and trick Windows into executing it without user interaction.
Malware exploiting the vulnerability have included Stuxnet, Chymin and Dulkis, Zbot, and – most recently – Sality.
“In the past few days, we’ve seen an increase in attempts to exploit the vulnerability. We firmly believe that releasing the update out of band is the best thing to do to help…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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