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Fwd: Tourbus -- 13 Aug 03 -- New Worm

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  • Mary Arthur
    In case anyone on the list knows someone whose computer has it. ... http://www.afhs.ab.ca
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 14, 2003
      In case anyone on the list knows someone whose computer has it.

      Begin forwarded message:

      > PowerPoint presentation at
      > http://www.netsquirrel.com/classroom/
      > stop what you are doing and read them *NOW*! Both of these resources
      > show you, step-by-step, how to use Microsoft's free "Windows Update"
      > utility to patch some critical security holes in Windows ... including
      > the hole that is currently being exploited by the now infamous
      > "double-u-thir-ty-two-bla-ster" worm. [Sorry for the phonetic naming
      > there, folks. I shy away from including viruses names in my posts
      > because
      > overzealous sysadmins have been known to block ALL email that even
      > MENTIONS the name of a known virus or worm.]
      > The current Worm-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named takes advantage of a known
      > security hole in Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows
      > 2003 Server. Microsoft patched this hole back in mid-July. If you've
      > run Windows Update and downloaded all of the critical update anytime
      > after July 16th, your computer should be safe from this particular
      > worm.
      > If you haven't run Windows Update, though, let me be the first to bid
      > you a hearty "bye-bye!"
      > [One of the symptoms of the Worm-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named reportedly is
      > that your computer automatically restarts every 60 seconds, making it
      > quite difficult for you to download and install the necessary patch.
      > Word is that you can delay the restart by double-clicking on your
      > computer's clock and then changing the year to 2002.]
      > To learn more, including what you should do in case your computer
      > becomes infected with this particular worm, check out
      > http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2003-20.html
      > or
      > http://tinyurl.com/jp8z

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