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Re: Benign Worms
From: Michael Holstein <michael.holstein () csuohio edu>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 12:59:50 -0400

1. Do people do that?  Or at least, have you considered it?
Well, obviously it's been done. You mentioned two examples. Both of them caused significant network disruption in and of themselves.

2. If yes, under what conditions would you do that?
None. Not even on my own network and not even if I'd coded it to stay within our /16. Too many things could go wrong.

3. If not, what prevents you from doing that?
Any worm/virus, regardless of intent, is still illegal -- and I don't think I can get a DSL line in jail.

Cheers,

Michael Holstein CISSP GCIA
Cleveland State University
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