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Will the Amus worm start a trend of sound-enhanced viruses?

By Beth Blakely ·
There's a new worm in town, and its defining feature is its Turkish farewell. The Amus worm uses the Windows Speech Engine to greet XP users on start-up. It introduces itself as Hamsi and bids farewell by saying "gule gule," which means bye-bye in Turkish. It's been labeled as "low risk" by by antivirus companies. Providing sound with an infection would seem to appeal to virus writers. Do you think we'll see more showboating of this kind in future viruses?

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