Warily watching worm variants

Friday, 19 August 2005, 2:56 AM EST

While security firms continue to debate the severity of the Zotob worm plaguing the Windows Plug-and-Play vulnerability, hackers have released a new wave of worms aimed at taking over PCs running the nearly ubiquitous operating system.

Among the latest is the Bozori worm, which attempts to eliminate infections by earlier versions of Zotob, so it can take control of a compromised computer for itself, according to several security firms.

By Tim Gray at internetnews.com

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