Forwarded from: "Jay D. Dyson" <jdysonat_private> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, InfoSec News wrote: > A new permutation of the Code Red II worm was discovered on Friday, and > experts say that Code Red is now unlikely ever to disappear. I seem to recall the ill-informed saying the same thing about the Morris worm in the 1980s. Anyone had that worm knocking on their ports lately? > "This is pretty much noise level for Code Red II and CodeRed.d--it's not > going to get any better or worse and will stay like this forever," said > Thompson. "Those machines that have not yet been patched never will be, > meaning that the worm is here to stay." Anyone who uses words like "forever" and "never" in this volatile world of rapidly-changing technology only demonstrates how ill-informed they are. The notion that systems that haven't been patched "never will be" is a presumption based more on frustration than fact. And the notion of permanence of *any* technology or problem (beyond their mere generic existence of phenomena) demonstrates an incomprehensible lack of understanding not only of computer history, but history itself. > According to Thompson, four to five new worms are created by accident > on the Internet every day By *accident*? I'd love to see examples of this. - -Jay ( ( _______ )) )) .--"There's always time for a good cup of coffee"--. >====<--. C|~~|C|~~| (>------ Jay D. Dyson -- jdysonat_private ------<) | = |-' `--' `--' `-------- Real men prefer full disclosure. --------' `------' -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: 2.6.2 Comment: See http://www.treachery.net/~jdyson/ for current keys. iQCVAwUBO4uw7LlDRyqRQ2a9AQFssQP/YSkdLCCf9kDDq62Y+FFNdPfjvF7CD8DY Vv2epiJJmWBoV6/EUH4oqPEE71wgDsJ3jSzcF/1QZv6Bn4M0JHaLsf+tgfsa/UQr 3jcNvTA/KWoIhL2AYPKO4pFVe98MmlyPtHK/HAEVz+OfqQw9B252qEVlV4fG/YZZ PtmOt03HuHI= =r1dj -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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