What's New: Trojan Exploits MS Access Hole

Symantec has issued an advisory that a new trojan named "Backdoor.Hesive" can arrive disguised as a Microsoft Access database file. The trojan exploits a security hole in Access discovered in April but not yet fixed. Up-to-date antivirus definitions will protect a computer.

ITS continues to recommend users avoid opening e-mail attachments they are not expecting. Since e-mail can be easily "spoofed," or faked, this even applies to messages where the user "knows" the sender.

Monday, Oct 3, 2005 05:05 pm CDT

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