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Malware ‘hijacks Windows Updates’


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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)

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