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Re: What a day! DOS and a Worm?

  • Subject: Re: What a day! DOS and a Worm?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 15:54:00 +0000
  • Newsgroups: alt.2600
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
  • References: <ef8iaj6f6cb.e3xqhsn235nm.dlg@40tude.net>
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__/ [Perfect Reign] on Tuesday 08 November 2005 15:36 \__

> First thing my mom tells me her website is down. I check mine and - sure
> enough - I get very intermittent access. (She uses my reseller account.)  I
> contact the hosting service and they tell me they've had DOS. I didn't know
> you could host websites under DOS. :)  Seriously, it appears they had a
> DDOS attack last night. Grrr...

Mine has been under DoS for over a month. I get about 1,000 accesses per day
from Windows zombies. It was around 5,000 a day at worst, so I now filter
using some re-directions.

> Then, I read that there's actually a Linux worm running around shutting
> down PHP/CGI remote access scripts.
> http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_136821.htm

True. People are talking about it a lot these days. Certain CMS packages are
quite badly affected, as well as AWStats and the like (out-of-date
installations). My host was forced to go down 4 months ago due to DoS
attacks. Someone did not patch up a phpBB installation properly.

> I'll be sure to check under the "Additional Window ME/XP removal
> considerations" section to remove it.

What you need to do is wait until more countries take an example from



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