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Thread: MSBlast destroys WindowsUpdate.com

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    Originally posted by gSOLO_01
    msblast didn't have anything to do with the dos attack on thursday... they took it down as a preventative measure for future attacks.
    you can keep fighting it but you are wrong. msblast was designed to knock down windowsupdate.com. This is very common. Yes it was preventative but the choice was either they throw in the white flag or msblast will kill it. Most DOS attacks used large networks (networks were easliy exploited in previous ms os) as a resource. This virus is much larger.

    http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105_2-5062524.html

    As for CNO's comment well hes always paranoid about something. It was a joke.... lighten up its not a conspiracy.
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    Dude, read the first sentence in the article you posted.

    MSNBC News
    As part of its effort to stop the progress of the MSBlast worm, Microsoft is killing off the Windows Update address that the self-propagating program was set to attack.


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    my point exactly.
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    The virus didn't do it. It was Microsoft's decision.


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    And if microsoft didnt.... (as the virus is being enhanced) the virus would have. Its gonna take a bit of vision to see it but i know you can. Viro_Rk i know your going to respond so tell me what would happen if microsoft didnt take the site down?

    *predicts virgo wont take the bait*
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    Actually, as I'm not formiliar with the virus's affects, I cannot predict what would happen.

    Sorry, I don't tell fortunes.



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    Originally posted by Dr.Funk
    And if microsoft didnt.... (as the virus is being enhanced) the virus would have.
    Would have, could have; didn't... just thought I'd clarify

    Was it only supposed to attack that one address? Is it over now?

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    I saw a transcript of the source and the only site mentioned was windowsupdate.com. It is down but you can goto windowsupdate.microsoft.com which is the microsoft domain. The virus will no doubt be re-designed to attack microsoft.com and other websites alike. Again what makes this virus so appealing to virus coders is ita ability to use million of computers rather than just a few choosen networks. Microsoft has a VERY strick policy on attachments as coders contuinually try to send support(ms support team or any ms emplyee on the huge MS network) files that will eventually be used to preform a DOS attack on themselves... the ultimate prize.
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    I have one question.

    Why?

    I mean, come on. They don't expect to acheive anything other than pissing off Microsoft, do they?


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    im lucky i have win me
    Only lucky in the 'not getting msblast worm' sense.

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    yeah me sucks

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