Wikipedia Used to Spread Malware

Get more than you bargain for when editing Wikipedia articles

It appears hackers have used the ability for anyone to edit a Wikipedia article, along with its archival features to spread malware. Wikipedia have addressed the issue now, but if you visited Wikipedia recently specifically to download a falsely-touted patch for the Lovesan/W32.Blaster worm, you may have picked up malware so scan your machine thoroughly; Wikipedia does not host or distribute any patches. This development shows both the pitfalls of openly editable Wikis, and also demonstrates the ever-increasing cunningness of malware distributors.

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