Frethem worm poses as Password file

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If you get an unsolicited email today regarding 'Your Password' resist any temptation to click on the attachment. It's more than likely to contain a variation of the latest email-aware worm, Frethem.

Frethem, is a family of email-aware worms, which normally arrives in an email with the Subject line: "Re: Your password!", a text file and an infected attachment "decrypt-password.exe".

The virus has become a common source of infection since the release of two fresh variants last weekend, and attempts to exploit an Outlook bug in order to run automatically when the mail is read.

As usual, you are advised to update your antivirus protection to protect against the infection. You are also encouraged to regard unsolicited attachments with suspicions at all times. ®

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