worm propagation attempt question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Theoyster, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Theoyster macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2010

    This is probably kind of a noob security question but here goes:

    I have snort running on my mac and I got a ms-sql worm propagation attempt alert and also a ms-sql version overflow attempt back to back on port 1434 so I immediately disconnected the box from the internet within like 3 seconds.

    My question is, how long would it take something like that to get through if it did? Am I still safe if I immediately disconnected? I don't have mysql running and port 1434 is closed. I have doorstop x on (although it wasn't set up to protect udp at the time)..

    I want to know if I this is just random nonsense or if I should be taking additional measures.

    Thanks much
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Those are Windows worms and have no affect whatsoever on Mac OS X, as you will understand if you read this: Mac Virus/Malware Info
    If you are running Windows on your Mac, you will find solutions in the CERT® Advisory document I linked.

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