posted on Dec, 21 2004 @ 03:50 PM
This is an ineresting item about a worm that infects message boards that use PHP such as Above Top Secret. I am a software engineer and find it
amazing that people, most likely kids have time to sit down and write malicious code. I wonder what they could do if they focused on positive areas
rather than harm. How long will it be before they can post a worm on a message board and figure out how to circumvent virus scans to take control of
the home computer.
A new computer worm that attacks bulletin board services spread silently and quickly around the Internet Tuesday, infecting at least 38,000 systems
within a few hours, experts said. The worm does not attack home computers, but consumers might encounter its effects. Bulletin boards that are
infected will show a simple text message: "This site is defaced!!! This site is defaced!!! NeverEverNoSanity."
The worm only attacks widely used message board software called PHP Bulletin Board. Other than displaying the text message, it does nothing malicious
to infected computers, according to antivirus firm Kaspersky Labs. Because it spread rather quickly Tuesday morning, F-Secure Corp. issued an alert
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
I have not seen this on ATS and hope I don't. My firewall and virus scan pick up nasties on web pages a lot, but this makes me wonder how long it
will take to be able to take over my pc by just READING a message board.
[edit on 12/21/2004 by just_a_pilot]