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What are your thoughts on the Code Red Worm?
 
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well, from what i understand (remember, i do not have a brain ), it only attacks winNT servers, not home computers... right? so i am not concerned about my machines... also, my company website is hosted on a linux server, so no worries there.
but, in the big picture, i guess this one could be pretty bad for some systems admins. what exactly does this one do?
 
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It goes through and sends it self to people in you address book, I think an d then it defaces government websites. We only have 2 Nt machines at work, so it is not much of a prob for me either, I just think worms are so stupid. And lots of time dumb people just make them that exploit crappy windows stuff, aka. outlook.
 
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yea, i wonder why people want to do this? i guess some people think it is funny to shut-down web servers, interrupt email, corrupt databases... whatever. i guess this is like any other form of vandalism, the people just want attention.
they used to teach a class at my college on how to fix a virus... of course, before you can fix it you have to know how to create it... apparently some students thought it would be funny to use their new found knowlege to shut down the school's website. they do not teach that class anymore.
 
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But it IS funny. Like anyone has anything important on those servers. NOTHING is worth while on ANY server.
 
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hahahaha
 
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well, i guess there is another way to look at it... we have become too dependant on the internet and computers in general. really, what would happen if the internet was shut-down completely for 5 days!?
i guess i would have to pay my bills with regular envelopes and stamps. i would actually have to get out the phone book and look-up the number for the movie theater to see what time the show was playing. and how would i get to read all my junk email?
maybe they are doing us a favor?
 
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hahahaha, perhaps
 
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