I wasn’t going to comment on the “impending doom” that has been forecast from the so-called Sober worm but I’ve received more inquiries than I had expected. The Sober worm first appeared last November and was spread via Emails with threatening subjects. Word on the street has been that one Jan 5th or 6th (depending on who you ask) the Sober worm is going to be re-launched around the world.
Chances are, if you’re reading this Blog you already have the protection and common sense you need to prevent any problems. You probably have WinPatrol and/or other AntiSpyware programs installed. You probably have kept your Windows system up-to-date with recent security fixes from Microsoft. Even if you haven’t there’s no need to panic.
Don’t be surprise if you receive some weird Emails over the next couple days but if you follow the advice I posted about "Have you been visiting illegal web sites?" you’ll be fine.
Microsoft has posted a new Security Advisory(912920) to address the issue.