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Tuesday, August 12th, 2003 · 1 Comment

Those of us who rely on our Windows-based PCs and Internet connections to do pretty much anything we normally do in our jobs were reminded today just how dependent we are on technology. One little worm sneaks in and half a day of productivity is lost, thanks to the W32.Blaster.Worm. We’re more vulnerable than we realize.

CNET: “MSBlast (alias Lovsan, Blaster, and Posa) is an Internet worm that takes advantage of the Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) Remote Procedure Call (RPC) interface buffer overflow flaw. Although Microsoft issued a patch on July 17, 2003, many people have yet to patch their systems. Ironically, the worm threatens to shut down the site, the source of Microsoft security patches. Because MSBlast is spreading quickly via the Internet and could shut down infected machines, this worm rates a 7 on the CNET Virus Meter.”

Tags: technology

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Ricky Thakrar // Aug 15, 2003 at 4:48 am

    I got that damned worm this week. Protect your PCs before you do too – if you leave it too late you’ll only be left with 1 minute to try and downlaod and install the patch.

    Reinstallation does not solve the problem – the patch is the only solution.