Microsoft Declines Releasing Fix For Data-Destroying Worm

Despite the fact that tomorrow is D-Day for the computer worm lurking in many unsuspecting users’ systems — causing it to suddenly activate and destroy all of their Microsoft Office files — Microsoft has let everyone know that they won’t be releasing a fix for the Kama Sutra worm until — appropriately enough — Valentine’s Day.

Information Week has the scoop:

Microsoft Monday posted a security advisory on the Kama Sutra/Blackworm/MyWife worm that’s set to overwrite Office documents on infected PCs Friday, but the company has decided against updating its Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool before the next regularly-scheduled release of Feb. 14.

The security advisory — a mechanism Microsoft uses to both alert users of impending threats and give them advice or workarounds to apply — repeats recommendations that most security vendors have been offering since the worm debuted two weeks ago.

It also notes that infected PCs will be in danger on Friday, Feb. 3, when the worm will overwrite several popular file formats, including those of Microsoft Office, with useless data.

Given the fact that this worm targets an exploit in Microsoft’s own operating system to destroy the data of Microsoft’s own Office software suite on a known and specific date, it is just utterly absurd that Bill Gates’ techs in Silicon Valley wouldn’t prioritize this. Hope everyone who is unknowingly infected with Kama Sutra has their PC hooked up to a flux capacitor. Then, applying Microsoft’s February 14th fix for a February 3rd exploit can be done by the simple expedient of pushing your clock speed up to 88mhz per second.

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  1. RowdyRoddyPiper says:

    It’s totally possible that I’m completely underestimating the Ha>

  2. RowdyRoddyPiper says:

    Trying to spell haX0rZ like kod3z k1ddie newkulated my post. Anyway, can you just keep resetting your system clock till the fix comes out?

  3. Josh says:

    This morning on CNN they said to leave you rcomputer off today if you think you are infected. so the system clock may work. And then you could skip it ahead since apparently it only works on the 3rd day of each month. Just what I heard I do not know if this is a solution

  4. drsmith says:

    Mhz – millions of cycles per second.

    88Mhz per second = 88 million cycles per second per second.

    I’m just not sure about those units. Are they even possible – with an extra time dimension, maybe?

  5. LLH says:

    hahahahahaha…poor microsoft users….does that sound too bitchy?

  6. AcidReign says:

    …..No. Not. But a decent email service that scans email will stop all of the email crap. And using Firefox will do the same for browser/active X virus installations.