Microsoft battles malware with Windows AutoRun changes

2009-04-28T20:20:00
ID MICROSOFT-BATTLES-MALWARE-WINDOWS-AUTORUN-CHANGES-042809/72647
Type threatpost
Reporter Ryan Naraine
Modified 2013-04-17T16:39:15

Description

In direct response to Conficker and an increased wave of malware attacks targeting the Windows AutoRun feature, Microsoft today announced significant changes to the way the operating system operates when USB drives are used.

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The changes, detailed on Redmond’s Security Research & Defense blog, have been built into Windows 7 will be back-ported to Windows Vista and Windows XP in the near future. Read the full story [zdnet.com] Also see the Microsoft SR&D blog [technet.com]