Archive for January 31st, 2004

Microsoft’s security response regarding the “Mydoom” virus … January 31st, 2004

Vinod Kumar

W32/Mydoom@MM spreads through e-mail. This worm can disguise the sender’s address, a tactic known as spoofing, and may generate e-mails that appear to have been sent by Microsoft. Many of the addresses Mydoom uses are valid addresses that are being spoofed for malicious purposes.

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Treat all e-mail attachments with caution, particularly .zip files in the case of this virus, even if they appear to be from a trusted source. Learn what to do about virus infections.

http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/mydoom.asp

Microsoft Offers $250K Reward for Virus http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,4149,1474589,00.asp

MyDoom Lessons: Failures of Education, Antivirus Vendors : http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,4149,1472793,00.asp

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Microsoft Win32 to Microsoft .NET Framework API Map … January 31st, 2004

Vinod Kumar

This article identifies the Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.0 or 1.1 APIs that provide similar functionality to Microsoft Win32 functions. One or more relevant .NET Framework APIs are shown for each Win32 function listed. The intended audience for this article is experienced Win32 developers who are creating applications or libraries based on the Microsoft .NET Framework, but anyone looking for a managed counterpart for a Win32 function could find this document useful.

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