Malware ‘hijacks Windows Updates’
The trojan could hijack Windows security patches
Virus writers may be able to smuggle malicious files onto a computer using Microsoft’s security patch updates, experts say.
At least one program is in circulation that can hijack a key component of Windows Update to introduce malicious software that could be used to hijack a computer.
The method bypasses users’ firewall, allowing files to download undetected.
Microsoft said it was aware of reports of the attack. (MORE)