"The latest version of this zombie can monitor every keystroke from your PC for the purpose of capturing online passwords, credit card numbers, and anything else you enter. It will also give a complete listing of the files on your PC and access to those files. Not exactly something that you want handed out from your PC!"
"After doing just a little research into this type of problem for this article, I was able to locate a program in just a few minutes that would scan a set of IP addresses and return the IP addresses that had network sharing exposed. I installed one such program and scanned a subnet of 255 addresses that I knew my local cable modem company used. It returned 5 PCs that were exposed."
FULL STORY @ HWNEWS (http://www.hwnews.net/articles/PCTalk/CblMdmSecurity/)