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    MSBlast destroys WindowsUpdate.com

    Chalk one up for the worm!

    Worm 1 (ko) - MSupdate - 0 (3rd round)


    http://www.msnbc.com/news/952935.asp?cp1=1
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    The worm didn't do anything...

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    What to macromedia.com? This isnt about MX so i figure you might be confused... owell
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    im lucky i have win me

    it infects
    win 2000 and win xp right?
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    Originally posted by Dr.Funk
    What to macromedia.com? This isnt about MX so i figure you might be confused... owell
    *smack

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    Originally posted by Dr.Funk
    What to macromedia.com? This isnt about MX so i figure you might be confused... owell

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    Microsoft itself took down windowsupdate.com not the worm.

    I think you are the confused one.
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    No! you're all confused! I took WindowsUpdate down! muahahahha!



    maybe i'm the confused one

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    msblast used anyone infected as a resource to ping windowsupdate.com. Its called a DOS (denial of service) attack. Microsoft took the server down because of this attack.

    Its a good move concidering the alternative was to let the worm take it offline which would be embarrasing (like in the past). Hence the worm took it down.
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    msblast didn't have anything to do with the dos attack on thursday... they took it down as a preventative measure for future attacks.

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    They killed the address to prevent it from being attacked, but WindowsUpdate is still alive and well. Well it's alive. So I would say MS won but the worm got some good punches in.


    http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/interne....ap/index.html
    Last edited by Hellsbellboy; 08-16-2003 at 11:46 AM.

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    Originally posted by Dr.Funk
    What to macromedia.com? This isnt about MX so i figure you might be confused... owell
    You know we've gotten to a sorry state when people try to troll the boards by insulting you for knowing about/how to use Macromedia products.

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    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

    Windows Update does work, just one of the links to it doesn't.

    Edit - Anybody using a Mac, can you print screen what you see and post it? I would be quite interested.

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    windowsupdate.com is the address they took down and the address I believe the worm was designed to attack.


    Originally posted by CNO
    You know we've gotten to a sorry state when people try to troll the boards by insulting you for knowing about/how to use Macromedia products.
    or when flash is still an adjective

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    Originally posted by aversion
    windowsupdate.com is the address they took down and the address I believe the worm was designed to attack.
    Pretty logical really.

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    Originally posted by asheep_uk
    Edit - Anybody using a Mac, can you print screen what you see and post it? I would be quite interested.
    Here's a screenshot from Safari in OSX.
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    Hey, wow. That's an old Windows logo, and copyright 2000.

    Thanks for that, interesting.

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    The newest version of IE on OSX is giving me a blank page in the browser, but has the following code on a view source.
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    Crazy, you would expect their own browser to work wouldn't you?

    Thanks.

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    Originally posted by asheep_uk
    Crazy, you would expect their own browser to work wouldn't you?

    Thanks.
    Nah. I don't think any Mac user ever expects IE to work properly.

    Of course, we're all absolutely devistated that they won't be making any more.

    (But seriously, it could have something to do with my security settings. When I looked into the code there were some pretty explicit instructions on how to get it working. Tho it's pretty much a non-issue for this machine anyways.)

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