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Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Posted by Tanstaafl
CNN.com - Experts: Web worm attacks Windows, spreads fast - Aug. 12, 2003: "Blaster, which zeroes in on Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating software, has been timed to attack a Microsoft security Web site distributing the patch needed to stop the worm in its tracks before it hits millions of users. "

This may be a silly thought, but why don't they move the site? If they know what the virus is going to do, maybe they should try to prevent it. Or maybe CNN figured it out first. Or maybe they just want August 16th to be exciting. I know some anti-globalization nutz who probably think Bill Gates built the worm so that he could sell more software when all of the hard-drives in the world are erased. We know he'll know who's got the worm because he's been using that email tracking program of his (ya know the one he uses to give free trips to Disney Land). It's all part of his evil scheme.

Brian -- The problem with moving the site is, every windows client on the planet is designed to go to that site and look for automatic updates. The page is down right now, presumably because they're throwing up every firewall they possibly can, but this is going to be a nasty little virus for a while, despite the fact that it's supposed to be one of the worst written in a long time.


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