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Re: Urgent Alert: Possible BlackWorm DDay February 3rd (Snort signatures included)
From: Charles Cala <charles_cala () yahoo com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 14:52:53 -0800 (PST)
--- Dude VanWinkle <dudevanwinkle () gmail com> wrote:
Why do you call a .scr you have to manually install a "worm"?
A worm is similar to a virus by its design, and is considered to be a sub-class of a virus. Worms
spread from computer to computer, but unlike a virus, it has the ability to travel without any
help from a person. A worm takes advantage of file or information transport features on your
system, which allows it to travel unaided.
BlackWorm has a LAN infection vector.
No action on the part of the user of the
box on the LAN must happen for them to "get got",
thus this is a worm.
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