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New Virus hitting hard and furious!!!
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster.worm.html ^ | 08/11/03 | self

Posted on 08/11/2003 2:33:46 PM PDT by STFrancis

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To: STFrancis
Don't forget the additional patch MS-030. That's nasty too.

21 posted on 08/11/2003 3:26:25 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (We are crushing our enemies, seeing him driven before us and hearing the lamentations of the liberal)
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To: John Robinson; B Knotts; stainlessbanner; TechJunkYard; ShadowAce; Knitebane; AppyPappy; jae471; ...
The Penguin Ping.

Wanna be Penguified? Just holla!

Got root?

22 posted on 08/11/2003 3:26:30 PM PDT by rdb3 (I'm not a complete idiot. Several parts are missing.)
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To: STFrancis
Thanks for the warning. Got my update from Norton.
23 posted on 08/11/2003 3:32:11 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Cyber Liberty
bookmarking
24 posted on 08/11/2003 3:39:28 PM PDT by Iowa Granny
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To: LenS
***It's a good thing that you use a computer that only five other people use. ***

Nope! Make that six. I switched from Windows to Mac a few months ago.


25 posted on 08/11/2003 3:42:50 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: STFrancis
Re: port 4444. UDP, TCP or other?
26 posted on 08/11/2003 3:43:53 PM PDT by LibKill (The sacred word, TANSTAAFL.)
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To: kitkat
Nope! Make that six. I switched from Windows to Mac a few months ago.

Seven. Powerbook G4, here. Fantastic piece of hardware.

27 posted on 08/11/2003 3:45:48 PM PDT by ThinkPlease (Fortune Favors the Bold!)
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To: LenS
It's a good thing that you use a computer that only five other people use.

I've got root, dualies and a G5 in my sights as soon as I can get my paws on one.

28 posted on 08/11/2003 3:48:11 PM PDT by Glenn (What were you thinking, Al?)
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To: STFrancis
AP is now reporting on this...

Internet infection that drew gov't warnings spreading rapidly

TED BRIDIS, AP Technology Writer
Monday, August 11, 2003

(08-11) 15:35 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) --

A virus-like infection that was the subject of urgent U.S. government and industry warnings spread rapidly Monday across the Internet, causing computers to mysteriously restart and coordinating an electronic attack against Microsoft Corp.

Security experts said the infection, which exploits an unusually dangerous flaw in Windows software, wasn't yet seriously disrupting Internet traffic but posed that risk as it was expected to continue spreading quickly overnight.

Researchers discovered it about 3 p.m. EDT, and reported tens of thousands of infected computers inside universities, businesses and homes.

"It seems to be taking off fairly quickly," said Johannes Ullrich of Boston, who runs the D-Shield network of computer monitors.

Infected computers were programmed to automatically launch an attack on a Web site operated by Microsoft on Saturday. The site, windowsupdate.com, is used to deliver repairing software patches to Microsoft customers to prevent against these types of infections.

Microsoft offers a free patch on the Web site to protect Windows users.

The infection was quickly dubbed "LovSan" because of a love note left behind on vulnerable computers: "I just want to say LOVE YOU SAN!" Researchers also discovered another message hidden inside the infection that appeared to taunt Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates: "billy gates why do you make this possible? Stop making money and fix your software!"

Government and industry experts have anticipated such an outbreak since July 16, when Microsoft acknowledged that the flaw affected nearly all versions of its flagship Windows operating system software.

"It's much too early to expect to see any (Internet slowdowns) whatsoever," said Vincent Gullotto, a vice president at Network Associates Inc. "It really depends on how much it spreads."

The Microsoft flaw affects Windows technology used to share data files across computer networks. It involves a category of vulnerabilities known as "buffer overflows," which can trick software into accepting dangerous commands.


On the Net:

Network Associates: vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_100547.htm

Symantec: www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster.worm.html

Microsoft warning: www.microsoft.com/security/security_bulletins/ms03-026.asp

Government warning: www.nipc.gov/warnings/advisories/2003/Potential7302003.htm


29 posted on 08/11/2003 3:49:34 PM PDT by Brian S
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To: myprecious
go to:

http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp

if you want easy updating of all sorts of patches, etc...
30 posted on 08/11/2003 3:50:47 PM PDT by Britton J Wingfield (TANSTAAFL)
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To: STFrancis
"In other words we need to make sure port 4444 is blocked inbound AND outbound. "


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Thanks for posting this. I did it just as soon as I read your post.
31 posted on 08/11/2003 3:51:47 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: LenS
It's a good thing that you use a computer that only five other people use.

Good to know there are at least five of us smart people in the world!!!!!!

PS I just got a PC last month, and Windows is clunky! And slow. You guys don't know what you are missing, but we aren't gonna tell ya.

32 posted on 08/11/2003 3:55:10 PM PDT by christie (http://www.clintonlegacycookbook.com)
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To: SengirV
Oh that's REAL funny.
My Mac just died and I was pursuaded to buy a PC.
Frankly, it sucks, but I'm on a tight budget and we got the PC on the cheap. And yes, it's NEW, but it still sucks.
If I had my 'druthers, I'd own a PC and a Mac.

I'm lusting after the new PowerMac G5 (sweeeet)
33 posted on 08/11/2003 3:56:40 PM PDT by brewer1516
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To: SengirV
What do I do?!?!?!?!? Oh wait, I have a Mac. Nevermind.

Did you know that there were vulnerabilities in Mac OS X where by someone could actually get root access to you system? After 6 months or more of complaining, Apple finally decided to address some of these issues. The Apple folks may know hardware, but are way behind the curve on UNIX. If you really want UNIX, go with a vendor that specializes in it.

34 posted on 08/11/2003 3:57:51 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: MrsEmmaPeel
Did you know that there were vulnerabilities in Mac OS X where by someone could actually get root access to you system? After 6 months or more of complaining, Apple finally decided to address some of these issues.

Source please. I'm not aware of any remote root exploits for Mac OS X, and certainly not one that was known and unpatched for 6 months.

36 posted on 08/11/2003 4:02:59 PM PDT by ThinkDifferent
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To: ThinkDifferent
Source please. I'm not aware of any remote root exploits for Mac OS X,

CERT's a good place to start. The problem with Apple's answers on CERT is that APPLE will usually say: "does not effect us"-- which is complete bull, thereby highlighting their own ignornace. The Apple folk just don't know UNIX.

37 posted on 08/11/2003 4:06:41 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: MrsEmmaPeel
CERT's a good place to start. The problem with Apple's answers on CERT is that APPLE will usually say: "does not effect us"-- which is complete bull, thereby highlighting their own ignornace.

Ok, what is a specific example of this?

38 posted on 08/11/2003 4:15:32 PM PDT by ThinkDifferent
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To: STFrancis
When they start attacking Linux THEN I will worry, I am SOOOOOO glad I dumped windows.

39 posted on 08/11/2003 4:16:13 PM PDT by amigatec (There are no significant bugs in our software... Maybe you're not using it properly.- Bill Gates)
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To: STFrancis
Does it affect Win98 users?
40 posted on 08/11/2003 4:19:24 PM PDT by GoldMan (antidistablishmentarianism is a long word.)
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