Blaster 2 attack in next couple of days.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by cb911, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. cb911 macrumors 601

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    batten down the hatches!! Microsoft has continued making money and not fixed their software, so now another vulnerability has been found and experts say to expect a Blaster like attack in the next few days.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/32874.html

    i wonder what funny message Blaster 2 will contain?:p
     
  2. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    YAY!

    :rolleyes:

    Wasn't Blaster and SoBig suppose to be released w/ the next version by now?

    :confused:
     
  3. montecristo macrumors member

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    In today's Wall Street Journal (Thursday Sept 18) US edition, page B1, there's an article discussing companies that are thinking about switching at least some of their servers away from Windows machines to protect against Day-Zero attacks. (Sorry, I couldn't find a link online).

    So there's an interesting stat in the article:

    "According to to Symantec Corp.,...more than 4,000 viruses and other forms of malicious code have been launched against Windows so far this year. Yet there have been no viruses or worms unleashed against Apple's Macintosh operating system since 2001."

    Enough said.:cool:
     
  4. stoid macrumors 601

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    The argument continues, is it the stability of the Mac OS, or the low percentage of market share that Apple holds??
     
  5. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    both are small factors. i think the big one is: virus/worm writers hate gates & MS.
     
  6. coolsoldier macrumors 6502

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    I remember reading somewhere that most viruses/worms are developed on UNIX machines (to run on windows)...So it seems like if the wanted to develop viruses for OS X they could...I think it's just not worth their time.
     
  7. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i wouldn't be surprised if there was a good deal of competativeness -- first to exploit a flaw, fastest propogation, most damage, most machines infected, etc.

    so the combination of having a huge install base, the least-savvy users-cum-admins, and the most flawed OS would be the trifecta.
     
  8. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    oh no! this will ruin everything on my non existing PC! lol:p
     
  9. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Yeah..

    Go Blaster.

    But this time I want a copy!

    :rolleyes:

    haha.
     
  10. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    Happy Days!

    Blaster!
    Blaster!
    Blaster!
    Blaster!
    Blaster!

    Go Go Go

    Crush Microsoft to the floor:D

    (Sorry I couln't resist)
     
  11. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    Re: Happy Days!

    lol. someone had to do it!:p
     
  12. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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  13. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I had a IT person tell me that the actual first virus was developed for the Mac. With all the security problems with Windows, it certainly makes me wonder why the banks would want to switch ther ATM software to Windows! :confused:
     
  14. Macco macrumors regular

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    No, Apple has a low market share, but it doesn't have no market share. I'm sure there must be enterprising young Mac users out there who would love to make a name for themselves by unleashing a Mac virus. But the fact that there have been no viruses for Mac OS X seems to indicate that the issue is security, not market share.
     
  15. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Where is My Blaster 2?

    :confused:


    It should be here by now!


    Come on people, I want another Blaster and SoBig!

    :rolleyes:

    :chant:
    Pc Networks go down hoo-ha, hoo-ha!
     

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