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Monday, August 14, 2006

Botnet masters take aim at Microsoft flaw

Security experts raised the red flag Sunday as new malware targets the Windows flaw addressed in the MS06-040 patch. Attackers are using the flaw to expand IRC-controlled botnets.

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