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    Worm strikes down Windows 2000 systems


    http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/interne...orm/index.html
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    is this suprizing? no
    is this important? no

    windows has about 20(give or take) new worms/virus's daily...

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    So sad that IT personnel are so slow to patch their systems. The patch was released on the 9th of August,

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../MS05-039.mspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/zotob.mspx

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    is this important? no
    It is for those who are dual booting Win2k and Linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LondoJowo
    is this important? no
    It is for those who are dual booting Win2k and Linux.
    it seems to only be targeting major corps...

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    It will target any unpatched Win2k system. Read the Technet release.

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    CNN and ABC
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    Businesses really shouldn't be running Windows anyway. They'd save craploads of money every year if they did. BTW, It's home computers and many international businesses, not just CNN and ABC (although they were the first to announce that their systems were infected).
    I heard it's some versions of Windows XP as well. Didn't hear what versions though. I assume they mean service packs.
    It was pretty cool on TV, they showed an infected system on CNN. It'll be damn funny seeing all of those tech illiterates out there try to deal with reinstalling Windows though. There's nothing they can do but that for the systems that are already infected.
    It's kind of a mixed blessing, because it may prompt some people and/or companies to consider a more secure OS.
    Or maybe humanity isn't on a high enough stage of evolution to do that...

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    Also Captitol Hill got affected also
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    Quote Originally Posted by chopin1810
    Businesses really shouldn't be running Windows anyway. They'd save craploads of money every year if they did.
    Not when they get super cheap deals from OEM's like Dell, Gateway, or IBM. The company where I work has a corporate policy that states all computer shall be IBM's running WinXP Pro. This is common in all the refineries, chemical plants, paper mills, and power plants I work in throughout the US and in their overseas operations. It will be a long time before Linux even has 1% of the market in the US.

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