Stuxnet offshoot attacking networks

Wednesday - 11/9/2011, 7:05pm EST

The Duqu worm is an offshoot of Stuxnet virus and it's causing some big headaches too, Government Computer News reports.

This virus is installing itself thorough a vulnerability in handling of TrueType fonts.

Government Computer News says that although the malware is nearly identical to Stuxnet and it took some time for researchers to figure out how it actually wormed it's way in.

They say you can't get it from email alone but an attachment may get you or a visit to a website that embeds TrueType.

Microsoft is working on a better solution applications that rely on embedded font could have display issues while running the current Fix It program.

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