Hackers using Windows Media Player to install spyware


The recent release of Microsoft AntiSpyware is just in time as eweek is reporting that hackers are using the DRM features of the Windows Media Player to distribute spyware to unsuspecting victims.  A Harvard student who tracks spyware found infected files on P2P networks and put them on a "clean" computer to see what would happen.  What he found should scare the bejeebers out of everyone:

"All told, the infection added 58 folders, 786 files and an incredible 11,915 registry entries to my test computer. Not one of these programs had showed me any license agreement, nor had I consented to their installation on my computer."

No word yet on whether MS AntiSpyware will catch this trojan.

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