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Re: Bugbear.b (worm du jour)

  • From: Eric Anderson
  • Date: Thu Jun 05 22:11:59 2003

Maybe I should clarify:  By "very slowly" I meant that this should spread
significantly more slowly than something which is able to exploit a
vulnerability and start executing as soon as it finds a susceptible host.  If
it's been in the wild for 12 hours without compromising most of the vulnerable
hosts, that's slow relative to what's possible.

Thus spake Jack Bates (jbates@brightok.net):

[snip]
 
> 
> That is a very bad assumption to make. Not all AV software can detect 
> the various variations of it yet. In addition, there are many EU's that 
> will still run any executable that shows up in their inbox. Many reports 
> of the Microsoft Patch scam being used with this one.
> 
> It is multi-part mime, so my current stripping methods will protect the 
> mailboxes on my system.
> 
> -Jack





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