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Thread: just encountered msblast.exe (worm)




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    wow, looks like I got lucky... been offline for the last 4(?) days, so I got to miss all the 'fun'...
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    Ahhh, the benefits of a decent hardware firewall. :)
    :o yes, "normally" have one of those as well via a router, but as MrSunshine's pc got smashed up in the move I didnt think (doh) to install the router as well and just plugged straight in....

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    Shows damn M$ needs to watch out mroe "carefully" for the vulnerabilities like this. :rolleyes2

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    they have, the patch has been out since 16th of july.
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    indeed - I've been offline since June12th and look what happens on my first day back.... ah, well, lesson to us all to regularly check the patches and updates, eh??!

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    so DCOM is also part of this worm eh? I got that on my work pc trying to get through my firewall but I squashed it lol....knowing the people that work in this university though I'll be any amount of money they accepted it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    Ahhh, the benefits of a decent hardware firewall. :)
    yeah arent they great? telstra actually supplied me with something that isnt that bad to work with.

    i leave my computer on 24/7 and havent got it, but i installed the patch anyway.

    nearly everyone i know runs winXP and everyones got it. nasty bugger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asklepios
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    since you experienced it your self, i can't say anything but after applying those patches DoS attacks can just cause your net connection to crash while keeping your PC safe and running. thus i would recommend that you consider re-checking the updates and if possible install a firewall.
    it really was a friend not a "friend" : peace2: I have myself a nice Coyote Linux based firewall here running off an old slimline Compaq 386..

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    Yeah, good ol' Windows 98.
    It's got it's fair share of problems, but at least we did escape this one.

    Friend of mine fell victim to Blaster, disinfected, used System Restore - proceeded to lose 11 files between the infection and the restore point.

    Gave him this ever-ready linkage;
    http://www.theabsolute.net/sware/dskinv.html

    Yep, Disk Investigator, you've heard me mention it before and thought some of you might be able to make use of it now.

    All 11 files recovered in perfect condition:thumb:

    So, if you do find yourself in the same boat he did, there's maybe a hope for you.
    Good Luck
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    Looks like there is a mad dash to windows update :laugh: I just thought I'd head over to Win. Update and their servers are the slowest I've ever seen. At first I thought it was just on my end, but after checking around it seems pretty common. Just seems kinda funny that it takes something like this to send everyone running for the latest updates.

    From what I've read, it was pretty lousy programing too. Probably some kid who picked up a 'How to...for Dummies' book. I just hate to think what will happen when real programmer get a hold of this and decides to have some real 'fun'...
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Actually Mr.C. I got that DCOM fault on a Win98 machine at work so it's not limiting the versions but M$ is limiting its patches to what versions they want.

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