Klez worm refuses to die

Monday, 20 May 2002, 4:50 PM EST

It may only be a matter of time before you're accused of spreading the Klez virus. A month after it started spreading, the Klez.h worm isn't slowing down, said antivirus experts on Friday. Moreover, the worm's technique of forging the address of the sender on each infected e-mail message is creating a flood of warnings from gateway antivirus software informing the wrong people that they are infected.

"A lot of traffic is being multiplied by the response mechanisms and refusal mechanisms," said Fred Cohen, security practitioner in residence at the University of New Haven in the US.

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More information on the Klez.h worm can be found here. If you need information on the removal of the Klez worm go here.

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