[linux-elitists] CNET: Another worm, more patches
Sun Sep 23 09:08:47 PDT 2001
Artie Di said (<firstname.lastname@example.org>):
> Relevant text from Yahoo! News/Reuters story. Taken from
> Twenty points to the first person to find the words "Microsoft", "Windows",
> or "IIS" in the story.
Relevant text from Observer column. Taken from
Let us get one thing straight: the Nimda worm/ virus which caused
intermittent havoc last week is not - as innumerable media reports have put
it - an 'internet worm/virus'. It is a *Microsoft* worm/virus.
Only computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems, browsers and
email programs, or Web servers running Microsoft IIS software, are
vulnerable to the vicious little beastie. Nimda attacks at least a dozen
known vulnerabilities in Microsoft IIS and can also spread via open shares
to other connected machines on a network. Computers that do not run
Microsoft software are not, repeat not, vulnerable to this particular
I like John Naughton.
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