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Latest worm threat....any comments?

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by supag33k, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. supag33k

    supag33k Kilobyte Poster

    Has anyone seen this??....


    I reckon that that the advisories downplay the risks abit for this worm and others similar to it.

    IMHO anything that removes user files on a share should be category 1 alert by definition.

    Interestingly the exploit caters for a known demographic with IT users - aggressive/inconsiderate males that want to view adult material no matter what the consequences at work when they can avoid the risk of breaching policy and placing their work networks at risk by viewing at home instead.

    You may have come across this type of user before, they treat their work computer and access to the internet especially as if they own both, not caring for what damage they could inflict as long as they do what they want. :rolleyes: :blink :dry

    To back up what initially appears to be a direct/sharp comment above, I think that you can always tell alot about a persons web habits by the spam they get - especially if they have an unusual name or surname. :biggrin :eek:
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  2. Phil
    Honorary Member

    Phil Gigabyte Poster

    I find it amazing that there are people stupid enough to open emails with "RE: Sex Video" subject lines in the first place.
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  3. eyeball

    eyeball Nibble Poster

    This is why, I believe, companies need to have a very good corporate policy on it, with stated disiplinary procedure. It needs to be enforced,from the TOP down (ie the CEO downwards).

    Also they need to have active monitoring and filtering.

    Also the BEST way to help the issue mentioned of opening RE: sex vid attached is to Educate!

    We do not do enough of that here (I personnally just do not have time) but when talking people through problems I do try to get them to think about this!

    As for the origional part of the post, I agree that if it deletes file then it should be Class1
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