It's a Bug, a Bear and a Worm

Thursday, 3 October 2002, 11:53 AM EST

It sounds cute and cuddly, but the latest Windows worm is really a monster.

Unlike other recent e-mail borne maladies that simply clogged in-boxes and networks, the Bugbear worm, also known as Tanatos, is coded to allow a malicious hacker complete control over infected computers.

Infected machines can be entered remotely through an application that allows the attacker to execute programs and view, copy, alter or delete any information stored on the infected computer.

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