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08/12/2003 Archived Entry: "Misc"
Web Worm Attacks Windows, Spreads Fast, Experts Say
The worm, dubbed LoveSan, Blaster, or MSBlaster, exploits a vulnerability in the
Distributed Component Object service that is hosted by a Remote Procedure Call
feature in Windows 2000 and Windows XP
The worm contains code that includes a phrase:
"Billy Gates why do you make this possible? Stop making money and fix your software!!"
I know of at least 4 computers hit by this thing. I just follow the
microsoft bug news and do an update every time one happens.
RIAA Suffers a Setback in Piracy Battle
Internet Providers Question Subpoenas to Stop File Swapping
Rebuilding Iraq Likely to Top War's Cost
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Some private analysts estimate it could reach as high as $600 billion.