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stu140103
18-09-2003, 02:42 PM
Have a read of this:

New exploit heralds Blaster 2 attack (http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/32874.html).

Babe Ruth
18-09-2003, 02:46 PM
Stu,

As I pointed out yesterday in This (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=39491) thread

Babe.

kiki
18-09-2003, 02:58 PM
I hope they do it properly this time, and wipe out the RIAA's servers.

stu140103
18-09-2003, 03:45 PM
> Stu,
>
> As I pointed out yesterday in
> This (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&t
> read=39491) thread

opps :8} I did not see that thread :8}

agent
18-09-2003, 05:19 PM
Who really cares... if you're smart, you'll install fixes and updates ASAP after they are released.

If not... then you get what you're asking for, with an unpatched machine.

segfault
18-09-2003, 06:25 PM
Makes me glad I don't run windows anymore. :)

Chilling_Silently
18-09-2003, 06:49 PM
> Makes me glad I don't run windows anymore. :)

lmao!

A virus?
Whats that????

;-)

Murray P
18-09-2003, 07:02 PM
Yep! Sometimes I don't know what is worse, battling a buggy patch or stomping on a worm. I've had more bad patches than bad worms btw, maybe the virus/security vendors should be putting out patch definitions to protect our machines and sanity.

Cheers giggle

cyberchuck
18-09-2003, 08:50 PM
Gotta feel sorry for Microsoft...
It'll be interesting to see what the effects of this blaster are if they are sent through the Akami system as that's supposed to spread the DDOS attack around it's own servers so it's not as painful, isn't it?

-=JM=-
19-09-2003, 01:53 AM
> > Makes me glad I don't run windows anymore. :)
>
> lmao!
>
> A virus?
> Whats that????
>
> ;-)


Only because it's not what 90% or so of people use, if it was the virus targets would be somewhat different I'm picking.

Also there have been a few openSSH vulnerabilities recently...

Chilling_Silently
19-09-2003, 01:18 PM
> Also there have been a few openSSH vulnerabilities
> recently...

Yeah, and stupid RedHat are trying to go to the consumer and corporate market, yet they leave SSH enabled by default when to be honest most machines wouldnt use it, or if they do then they'd certainly have the brains to run redhat-config-services, or chkconfig and enable it!

*Makes me wonder sometime about corporate big-shots, and when they decide they dont need logic anymore!*