'Flame' Virus Impersonates Microsoft Update

It’s a scenario security researchers have long worried about, a man-in-the-middle attack that allows someone to impersonate Microsoft Update to deliver malware -- disguised as legitimate Microsoft code -- to unsuspecting users. And that’s exactly what turns out to have occurred with the recent Flame cyberespionage tool that has been infecting machines primarily in the Middle East and is believed to have been crafted by a nation-state.

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