M$ Surrenders to Blaster Worm

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  1. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    This is not a rumor.

    According to this Seattle Times article, M$ has shutdown its WindowsUpdate site in order to foil the Blaster worm. According to Netcraft, M$ replaced its Windows 2003 server running IIS with an Akamai Linux server running AkamaiGHost.
     
  2. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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  3. iJon macrumors 604

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    thats pretty smart of them, i just find it funny that they had to do it with linux. oh the embarasment.

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  4. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    My god, might as well be running an Xserve with OS X server, hehe.



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  5. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    "Hey, I'm Bill...I'm tired of having to deal with patching up my poor attempt of an OS and passing it off as the next best thing...it's becoming a joke now, I cannot even run my own company off of my own product anymore. In order to take over the world, I decided I needed something better than...crap...I'm Bill and I'm a switcher."
     
  6. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, man, you just made my day!:D :eek:
     
  7. iElvis macrumors member

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    OMG!!! That would be such a great thing for apple if that happend. Imagine Bill trying to apply at apple.
     
  8. iElvis macrumors member

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    Its up and running.

    I just checked out Microsoft update, has this is a Windows 98 computer. Well Its up and running. Not that I tried updateding anything. Updateding just cuz's more problems.
     
  9. matthew24 macrumors 6502

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    New signature

    Quote:

    "Hey, I'm Bill...I'm tired of having to deal with patching up my poor attempt of an OS and passing it off as the next best thing...it's becoming a joke now, I cannot even run my own company off of my own product anymore. In order to take over the world, I decided I needed something better than...crap...I'm Bill and I'm a switcher."

    Powerbook G5: make it your signature.

    When I owned a PC, Windows was driving me grazy, now it gives me a lot of fun.
     
  10. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Maybe I should...that gives me a neat idea for a new avatar...I have some mug shot pics of Gates from his early run ins with the law... :D
     
  11. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Frequenting Rotten.com, are you?

    Ugh. :eek:



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  12. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Never been there...well, not until I checked out that link...just a little disturbing.
     
  13. solvs macrumors 603

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    It was down earlier, but it's up now. Tried it on my Win2000 PC (stands for Piece of Crap). Stoopid M$.
     
  14. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Man, if my Xbox gets a virus, I am so giving up on MS completely...I've been wondering that since Xbox live uses broadband and the Xbox itself has a HD...and the Xbox runs on a stripped down Windows OS...that can't be good odds. I dunno, I usually keep it disconnected when I am not using it, though. I've noticed my Xbox has been freezing like crazy on me lately, but that could just be scratched discs.
     
  15. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    Imagine what would have happened if the virus was programmed to flood microsoft.com itself, or both microsoft.com and windowsupdate.com simultaniously.:D
     
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