Re: I****YOU worm

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From: Adam L. Beberg (
Date: Fri May 05 2000 - 18:15:52 PDT

On Thu, 4 May 2000, Joachim Feise wrote:

> > "Adam L. Beberg" wrote:
> >
> > > A bag of jellybeans says Microsoft gets zero blame for this, or even
> > > associated with the $100M+ in estimated damages. Congress, the
> > > pentagon, all hit. What happened to that cyberwarfare division the
> > > president was hyping. Shouldn't they be protecting the pentagon from
> > > enemies like Microsoft?
> Well, CNet starts to point to M$:
> Zboray harshly criticized Microsoft for releasing a programming
> language with the "wrong security posture" to businesses and the
> public. "Visual Basic script and the macros are proving to be a
> disaster.

Had to change the subject to even get through, every sendmail out there
has it filtered. And you get some jellybeans, when you show up ;)

Wow, this is getting interesting. Now it's up to $2.6Billion and known
variant E ( - meaning at least
20+ variants out there untagged. Some of them are far sneakier and more
destructive then love, even involving envy, pride, greed, and mothers
day. Infection rates at this point are basicly every Microsoft reader
with the virus add-on and a normal user at the keyboard.

It's no longer filterable, so the only choice is to remove the virus
add-on, or teach the users. If only clues were so viral. Still no sign
of the media or others teaching people how to remove the real problem,
so this will be going on for weeks if not months to come, as users
cause headaches for geeks everywhere. Maybe someone can write a variant
that emails everyone, then deleted the add-on :)

- Adam L. Beberg
  Mithral Communications & Design, Inc.
  The Cosm Project - -

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