Wednesday, November 09, 2005

XML RPC worm - New Variant - ELF_LUPPER.B,:

(Via SANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON: green.)

Apparently this worm is no big deal!
I can't say that it's the most elegant worm ever, it's certainly not the fastest spreading, and I suspect that it is one of the easier ones for the Internet-Powers-That-Be to stop spreading completely -- turn off the IP address that the worm is downloading its code from. Sure, we end up with a cycle where the author moves to another IP and re-releases the worm. But eventually even the most stubborn virus author will get bored with that game.

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...