Microsoft & Kaspersky Now Protecting Users From Duqu

Duqu, a remote access Trojan (RAT) had been a topic to be discussed recently by lots of security experts especially the ones from Malware Research field and Antivirus Field. Situation got worse after someone had discovered that there is a Windows Kernel vulnerability that associated with Duqu.

How bad is this vulnerability?

This vulnerability only occurred during the processing of True Type Fonts (TTF) and it is pretty bad according to Microsoft:

The attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

– Microsoft

If you did not understand what those security experts is trying to say, let me quote it with my words.

If somehow you have this vulnerability from somewhere, you are somewhat screwed because in short, they are going to take control of your computer. 😉

– Alan Tay


Don’t Panic!

Duqu Trojan

Credit: Salvatore Vuono

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Microsoft and many antivirus company in this world are aware of this and everyone is trying to protect the users or their customers from being infected. As long as you keep up to the latest news, you should be more or less safe I would say.

From Microsoft, they had not released a patch to fix this issue yet. However, they had released a quick fix where it will temporarily disable the support for TTFs but the drawback is, it will prevent any application that make use of TTFs to render properly.

As for Kaspersky, they are simply just ready for it. Ensure that your Kaspersky Cloud Protection is up online and you always update your Antivirus definition. Last but not least, subscribe to this blog if you want to get the latest information to stay safe and secure.

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  1. Mika Castro says:

    I tried many malware removers since i got my desktop but i think those recent protectors did not work so well. I would like to try Kaspersky as you describe. But what are the specifications of it?

  2. Mika Castro says:

    Thanks Alan! I already visit the link that you gave to me. Can you give me a free download?

  3. EHN says:

    CrySysLab(symantec) and NSS lab also developed Duqu detection tool. Duqu becomes the star of this year.

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