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      Yahoo says e-mail worm now contained

      Tue Jun 13, 2:37 PM ET

      Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - news) said Tuesday it has contained a malicious program aimed at the millions of people who use its e-mail service, which ranks as the world's largest.

      The worm, dubbed "Yamanner," infected a recipient's computer as soon as the toxic e-mail was opened. It then scanned contact lists for additional targets, according to security software maker Symantec Corp.

      Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo said "a very small fraction" of its more than 200 million e-mail accounts were infected Monday when the problem was first identified. The worm didn't affect the next version of Yahoo's e-mail service, which remains in its test, or "beta," phase.

      "We have taken steps to resolve the issue and protect our users from further attacks of this worm," Yahoo spokeswoman Kelley Podboy said. "The solution has been automatically distributed to all Yahoo Mail customers, and requires no additional action on the part of the user."

      As a precaution against variations on the Yamanner worm, Yahoo advised its e-mail users to update their antivirus programs and block all incoming correspondence from av3@yahoo.com.

      The worm arrived in the form of an e-mail containing JavaScript and contains the words "New Graphic Site" in the subject field, according to Symantec, the maker of Norton antivirus software.

      Unlike many worms that require an attachment to be opened, the latest bug was unleashed as soon as the e-mail was opened. It burrowed into e-mail contact lists in search of addresses containing the domains yahoo.com and yahoogroups.com, according to Symantec.

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      I got that email. I'm not sure I the worm worked on my pc, I think security blocked it because i checked somethings out and I didn't send any emails I didn't know about.

      If your pc doesn't have good security now would be a good time to good some.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Im The Truth
      I got that email. I'm not sure I the worm worked on my pc, I think security blocked it because i checked somethings out and I didn't send any emails I didn't know about.

      If your pc doesn't have good security now would be a good time to good some.
      Greetings Im The Truth

      I agree folks have to make sure their security software is up to date. Popular site like yahoo can have their share of virus problems even though they are usually on top of things.

      Folks have to understand that no one is protected 100% of the time. If your system has a weak link of any type sooner or later a virus will succeed and get through. The best advice like you said Truth is for folks to make sure they have good security.

      Thanks for sharing comrade!

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