Weak Passwords At Fault for "Morto A"
This is a short follow-on to the Passwords and Hacking series.
The Internet worm "Morto A" continues to infect computers. It uses Microsoft's Remote Desktop to spread. It attempts to gain access to your computer using Remote Desktop's protocol. It will succeed if your password is one of 37 simple passwords listed below.
Solution: Don't use a simple password. See Passwords and Hacking for various means to create complex passwords.
For more information see: Death by Morto A? It's your own fault, says Microsoft from Network World. Passwords checked by "Morto A"