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    Worm set for file-eating binge

    Security experts warned of possible widespread damage to PC files when the destructive Klez.e worm activates Wednesday. More information at http://news.com.com/2100-1001-852306.html

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    Doesn't sound like any super worm, just the usually windoze sh*t. Overrated PR.
    I am so glad Linux powers my box.
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    just the usually windoze sh*t. Overrated PR.

    ummm...not if...like many of us you are charged with...and your job depends on...keeping the "windoze sh*t" from damaging or destroying valuable data...


    signed zigar-who-got-home-late-tonite-after-updating-all-the-network-boxes-and-running-fulll-scans-just-to-be-sure-and-whose-machines-had-59-majistrs-and-14-klez's-mailed-to-them-today-alone
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    Ouch,
    Sounds like a fun job Zigar, but what can I say. You should get a less demanding job, or just more money for you job. Make it really worth it, you know. But I am glad how I am just low level sysadmin, {not as smart as my fearless leader} who needed help making a dos partition on a new pc today.
    So even though I am not the head guy, I am happy where I am, my job has its little perks. Silently laughing at all of them.
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    hehe awfulk thruth.. businesses around the world rely on windows.. coz its user friendlyness makes them do their work faster.. so basically any worm that affects windows is a big thing for businesses everywhere..

    btw, i droped by in a MS branch here in sydney to visit a friend of mine.. and guess what? when i got inside the admin's room, me saw them use a linux box as a web server.. hehehe is that allowed??

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    but what's really going to annoy me is the way the "almighty tech support man" at my school will be calling it a virus if we're hit... *sigh* why can't people know the difference between a virus and a worm anymore?

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    hahaha dunno.. media i guess.. though if i say "worm" to the students they would go "ooooooohh!" but if i say "virus" they go.. "aaaahhhh..."

    prolly coz some of them dont know what worm is..

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    As far as I know this is a worm that was first discovered last year so anybody that gets bitten deserves to be cause if their anti-virus ain't up to date something bad is going to happen to them sooner or later and having their harddrive wiped clean might teach them a lesson.
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    Hmm... methinks garathjax is behind all this... okay, so maybe not.

    Oh, and sonic> nice post

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    Lightbulb

    I just dream of a day when end users donít open infected mail, and then have the nerve to tell me it looked suspicious.

    Ciao

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