Message: The Sasser worm and its variants are spreading rapidly throughout the Internet. In order to protect yourself from this attack, it is recommended that Windows users visit the Microsoft website for the Sasser worm. For general protection against this worm, the following steps should be taken:
Always keep your anti-virus up-to-date. If you are using the University's Trend Micro Antivirus product, the updates happen automatically. If you are using another commercial product, be sure to check that it updates frequently - at least once a day.
Always keep your system up-to-date with patches. The various software makers usually keep a web-site up for their customers to update software. Microsoft's main site is at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com.