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  • #16
    I think that all the media coverage has been a good thing. Particularly the SANS information. This has allowed the AV companys to prepare updates and in some cases, removal tools. Educating the public may reduce the number of infections. My boss sent out an alert to all network users advising caution. Our network didn't see any problems today (Thank God). I figure that all precautions are out the window in a few days. Most users will return to their normal habits. Good habits and up to date AV software will go far.

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    • #17
      ITS here at Penn State reported that a couple of computers got infected but other than that I haven't seen anything.
      "\x74\x68\x65\x70\x72\x65\x7a\x39\x38";

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      • #18
        Nothing from blackworm, but our local comm college has been plaqued with "cool.exe" for over 2 months. They've spent big $$ for specialist to come in but we still have it. Nobody can seem to rid the network of this pest.... They just close ports and monitor to prevent the IRC bots...
        "640k ought to be enough for anybody" - Bill Gates 1981

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        • #19
          I'd forgotten about this: Last week the AV on the mail server stopped a copy of Blackmal from coming through. What I thought was really funny was that it supposedly came from astcell!
          Thorn
          "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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          • #20
            Blackworm...Not so Much

            We saw about 11 instances of it hit our anti spam/anti virus server over the weekend. No infections reported.

            Hope this doesn't hurt the media's street cred with this sort of thing. Cry wolf once or twice and suddenly everyone starts ignoring you.
            "Ain't no party like a Deeeeeetroit party, 'cuz a Deeeeeetroit party don't stop."

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            • #21
              I did read the definition first.

              Originally posted by AlxRogan
              Instead of instantly berating someone for something you obviously know nothing about, why don't you check out the link he posted. It is a concise summary of a fairly devastating virus/worm.

              Here's hoping your boxes aren't part of the problem.
              My statement wasn't an attack on second, it was a question referring to his statement on his opinion that we had best be ready for "disaster" and I was merely asking why he was over-reacting.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by grimnocturnal
                My statement wasn't an attack on second, it was a question referring to his statement on his opinion that we had best be ready for "disaster" and I was merely asking why he was over-reacting.
                A few things..let me start off by saying: no harm done. It didn't bother me at all that you said that. But, if you see, I didn't really say it like that..I said I hope you're all ready..I know it's a slight difference, but still a difference.

                Also, it doesn't hurt that I put a big smiling face at the end of the statement, usually indicating that the poster is joking, or something along those lines. And lastly, I don't expect you to know this because you don't know me, but I don't over-react for the most part; hopefully you'll be able to see that more and more as time goes on. Have a good day!
                Answering easy questions since 1987
                Si Dieu est pour moi, qui peut ĂȘtre contre moi?

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