MyDoom Virus, Kazaa and the Dangers of Peer-to-Peer
This past November, in PC Magazines regular "Security Watch" column, we alerted readers to the dangers of using Kazaa, Morpheus, Grokster and other Napster-like
This week, as the
Each time the virus infects a Kazaa users machine, it copies itself to the Kazaa download folder, assuming one of the following names: winamp5, icq2004-final, activation_crack, strip-girl-2.0bdcom_patches, rootkitXP, office_crack, or nuke2004. This folder, of course, is shared with the many millions of other people on the Kazaa network, and anyone searching on those namesor something similarmay be fooled into downloading the virus.
Sharman Networks, the owner and distributor of Kazaa, has issued a press release, saying that the applications users are protected from MyDoom thanks to a bundled anti-virus tool from the London-based software vendor BullGuard.