Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Journal SkiifGeek's Journal: Worm Attacks Media Files

According to the McAfee Avert Labs (, an interesting new worm has recently been discovered circulating in the wild. This particular worm attacks all Real Media content that it can find, modifying them to launch a website when they are viewed with the Real Media player. While the payload of the malicious website that is opened has not been disclosed, the 'Realor' worm is an interesting addition to the collection of malicious software that targets non-executable files.

Users should be applying the same level of caution and filtering to non-executable files as they do to executable files, and ensure that they maintain current antivirus protection (also being aware of the weaknesses in a range of antivirus products).

This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Worm Attacks Media Files

Comments Filter:

When you are working hard, get up and retch every so often.