Worm attacks Yahoo e-mail

Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 1:15 AM EST

A mass-mail worm that exploits a vulnerability in Yahoo's Web-based e-mail is making the rounds but the impact appears to be low, security vendor Symantec said today.

The worm, which Symantec calls JS.Yamanner@m, is different from others in that a user merely has to open the e-mail to cause it to run, said Kevin Hogan, senior manager for Symantec Security Response. Mass-mail worms have usually been contained in an attachment with an e-mail note encouraging a user to open it.

At PC World.

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