Yahoo Mail gets hit by worm
A new worm is spreading
via Yahoo's online email service, according to a report by Reuters.
Dubbed JS.Yamanner@m, the worm appears to users in the form of an email
with the subject line, "New Graphic Site," and infects host machines as
soon as the message is opened. Once installed, the worm spreads via
entries in the affected user's Yahoo Mail address book that end in
@yahoo.com or @yahoogroups.com.
vulnerability in web browsers, but doesn't the report specify which browsers are
vulnerable. Nonetheless, Yahoo Mail users are advised to block email
coming from "firstname.lastname@example.org" and update their antivirus and firewall
software. In addition, Syamantec's
security report advises that the latest Beta version of Yahoo Mail
isn't vulnerable to the worm. Unfortunately, the Yahoo Mail Beta is currently
off, and the signup page says users can expect invitations "just
a few weeks" after signing up.