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Virus Snarls Thousands of Computers and Slows Internet

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posted on May, 4 2004 @ 12:43 PM
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Originally posted by freedom_88
yup most the pc in my school were infected 2day, but my pc alrite, i guess u jus need 2 update regularly..... i herd its gonna linger for years... hmm...


I bet anti-virus corps hope this BS goes on for years.
Bill Gates is a zillionaire by creating a heap of #e source code
and monopolised the market because P/C's are cheap.
As i posted above, the 'loop' effect.
S.




posted on May, 4 2004 @ 12:49 PM
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For those interested, if you are running XP or 2000, you can go here, and have your system checked for the Sasser...
Scroll down and click on Check my PC for Infection.
It's painless

www.microsoft.com...



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 12:50 PM
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Since this is a Windows vulnerability...monitor and get your patches.
You can use:
Free Security Patch Manager Download

I posted this sometime back, but it can really help keep track of patches for you.




posted on May, 5 2004 @ 05:47 AM
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It sucks my e-mail do not work from yesterday morning, already got word its because of the worm and I gust can do nadda about it, Im working on a thinclient Compaq Evo T20,
So cant fix it myself must wait for the technicians in the MDC (Server room).

Its getting frustrated, I work from citrix and every 2 hours the dam thinclient restarts




posted on May, 5 2004 @ 08:12 AM
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Originally posted by sanctum
There's an even easier way to avoid the constant battle of maintaining
a "clean" poota. The G4 Mac range runs UNIX architecture and are
far more secure. And by the time you add up the cost of 3rd party
firewall and anti-virus the cost of a PC vs Mac is negligible.
Please excuse me while I put on my welders mask, in preparation
for a flaming by hardcore M/S users.

Sanctum aka MacSanctum.

[Edited on 4-5-2004 by sanctum]


You know Sanctum, it mostly hits Microsoft because it is the most widly used software in the world. If the shoe was on the other foot, and Mac OS X was the most widly used, you would see the same thing. ALL CODE HAS BUGS AND SECURITY HOLES!! People just don't put forth the effort for Mac and Unix platforms like they do Microsoft's. For some reason people hate Bill Gates and Microsoft and try to bring them down at every turn.

For example, here is a new advisory I received this morning for an exploit in OS X. As you can see, the problem is just not Microsoft's to address:


OS X Security Patch Corrects Remote Root Vulnerability

Summary:
This week, Apple released two security patches to fix various security flaws found in software that ships with OS X 10.2.8 (Jaguar) and 10.3.3 (Panther). The flaws affect applications ranging from AppleFileServer to Apache 2, the worst allowing a remote attacker to gain total control of your OSX machine. If you use Apple OS X, OS X Server 10.2.8, or OS X Server 10.3.3, you should download, test and deploy the corresponding security patches as soon as possible.



posted on May, 5 2004 @ 11:55 AM
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Originally posted by Dr. Know

Originally posted by sanctum
There's an even easier way to avoid the constant battle of maintaining
a "clean" poota. The G4 Mac range runs UNIX architecture and are
far more secure. And by the time you add up the cost of 3rd party
firewall and anti-virus the cost of a PC vs Mac is negligible.
Please excuse me while I put on my welders mask, in preparation
for a flaming by hardcore M/S users.

Sanctum aka MacSanctum.

[Edited on 4-5-2004 by sanctum]


You know Sanctum, it mostly hits Microsoft because it is the most widly used software in the world. If the shoe was on the other foot, and Mac OS X was the most widly used, you would see the same thing. ALL CODE HAS BUGS AND SECURITY HOLES!! People just don't put forth the effort for Mac and Unix platforms like they do Microsoft's. For some reason people hate Bill Gates and Microsoft and try to bring them down at every turn.

For example, here is a new advisory I received this morning for an exploit in OS X. As you can see, the problem is just not Microsoft's to address:


OS X Security Patch Corrects Remote Root Vulnerability

Summary:
This week, Apple released two security patches to fix various security flaws found in software that ships with OS X 10.2.8 (Jaguar) and 10.3.3 (Panther). The flaws affect applications ranging from AppleFileServer to Apache 2, the worst allowing a remote attacker to gain total control of your OSX machine. If you use Apple OS X, OS X Server 10.2.8, or OS X Server 10.3.3, you should download, test and deploy the corresponding security patches as soon as possible.



Well D'UH. My G4 Powerbook, running panther auto patched that last
monday. BTW, I am not a vindictive person but your sig' SUCKS
S.



posted on May, 5 2004 @ 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by sanctum

Well D'UH. My G4 Powerbook, running panther auto patched that last
monday. BTW, I am not a vindictive person but your sig' SUCKS
S.


Nice way to end, what I thought, was an intellegent conversation. Guess I was wrong...



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