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Re: New worm/virus
One more thing. If you haven't paid for an update, don't let the cost
concern you. It's something like 4 or 5 bucks for a whole year of updates.
----- Original Message -----
From: Barry Cooper <bjc3 at cornell_edu>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 4:02 PM
Subject: New worm/virus
> Many of you will have already heard that a new malicious worm has been
released, called the Nimda worm, that is spreading rapidly on the internet.
It arrives on your machine as a file called readme.exe. If you receive this
file, do not open it! It will spread itself via email from your machine to
others. It will also start looking for vulnerable servers (read vulnerable
machines running Microsoft server software) and infect them, similar to the
code red worm. These machines then go looking for other vulnerable servers,
the net result of which is to cause a huge increase in internet traffic. The
AKA server is not vulnerable to this attack, but I just looked and it, like
other servers, is taking a huge number of hits from other machines looking
for vulnerable machines. If the AKA server seems slow, this is the reason.
> This is just a heads up, hoping to prevent people from opening that file.
Go to Symantec's site (or equivalent) for information and to download
updated virus definitions.
> Barry J. Cooper, Prof., Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University
> Current address: 27505 Riggs Hill Rd.
> Sweet Home, OR 97386 (bjc3 at cornell_edu)
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