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- From: Avleen Vig
- Date: Fri Aug 15 21:13:24 2003
On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 06:40:49PM -0500, Jack Bates wrote:
> I'm sure Microsoft is aware that many networks are severly pissed off
> about the extra overhead they are enduring because of this worm. I think
> my helpdesk said, "Fry 'em." While we'll continue monitoring and
> cleaning up systems scanning for infections, the DOS side of the worm
> and variants is rather tame and will be allowed through so long as it
> meets standard egress/ingress policy. I just can't see a bunch of
> already employee starved networks devoting more resources just to save
> Microsoft from their own vulnerability.
Having dealt with many very annoying vulnerabilities in the past like
this (The numerous CodeRed varients/Nimda, Slammer, this), I'm fed up of
To the point where it doesn't hurt my network, hurt other people, or
cause me an increase in costs, I won't be going out of my way to defend
MS. Frankly, it might be the only way they'll learn.
Imaging the havok if every Windows virus tried to attack MS.