Worm crawls through MSN Messenger

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Worm crawls through MSN Messenger

Security researchers are warning of a new worm, dubbed “Funner,” targeting Microsoft’s MSN Messenger instant messaging application.

The worm propagates by sending a copy of itself, disguised as “funny.exe,” to contacts found through MSN Messenger.

The worm then makes registry modifications and overwrites entries in the Hosts file, a list used to map IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to Web sites.

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