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How long will this Code Red junk last?
toolman

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 185 posted 1:52 am on Aug 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

Microsoft is undoubtedly the proud originators of one of the largest piles of useless log files in history.

How long will this go on?

 

Bolotomus

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 185 posted 2:38 am on Aug 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

In my opinion, it is tapering off but will never go away 100%, there will always be some morons out there who can't patch a server if their life depended on it, or who just don't care that their server is a spawning station for worms.

What it will take to eradicate it for good is some hacker to make a more dangerous strain, one that actually wipes out the target computers, or worse. Then they'll be *forced* to patch their servers.

Or, like I suggested in another thread, somebody could modify the worm so it installs the patch itself, then reboots the server for a fresh-start. Or better yet, install Linux... ;-)

Brett_Tabke

WebmasterWorld Administrator brett_tabke us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 185 posted 8:04 pm on Aug 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

I think that is just what will happen Bolo. Those that are still running will get targeted for total takeover. They'll either fix the hole, or suffer fatal results.

That said, while I was gone for two weeks, my box has close to 8k requests for default.ida.

bigjohnt

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 185 posted 8:27 pm on Aug 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

...keep in mind, a Virus is not an internet problem.
It is a MicroShaft problem.
"Sorry, it is too expensive for us to bother testing and engineering for security problems. Just buy more of our products, and shut up."

toolman

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 185 posted 8:44 pm on Aug 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

It has tapered off condiderably now. The ones that remain are primarily cable modem customers with Not Today set up as a server.

agerhart

WebmasterWorld Senior Member agerhart us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 185 posted 8:49 pm on Aug 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

it definitely messed with stats analyzing a little......

Bentler

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Msg#: 185 posted 5:42 pm on Aug 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

<<somebody could modify the worm so it installs the patch itself, then reboots the server for a fresh-start>>

Not a bad idea!

Bolotomus

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 185 posted 4:04 am on Aug 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

<not a bad idea>

Yeah, but it would probably be against the law, even if it's well intentioned. Still, if somebody wrote the patch in the form of a worm... I guess we'd never know who started it?! :)

Bentler

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 185 posted 2:01 pm on Aug 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

<<Still, if somebody wrote the patch in the form of a worm... I guess we'd never know who started it>>

zacly.

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