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Re: Sobig.f surprise attack today
From: Doug Barton <DougB () DougBarton net>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 16:54:53 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 22 Aug 2003, Owen DeLong wrote:

Sure, it won't happen in 30 minutes, but, I don't understand why this
wasn't started when F-Secure first noticed the situation.

I seriously doubt that most (any?) ISP would be willing to accept the
legal liability for altering anything on the computer of a third party
that just happened to connect to an IP in a netblock they are
responsible for. White worms are an elegant engineering concept, but
have little practical value (and huge risk) outside of networks that you
control directly.


"You're walkin' the wire, pain and desire. Looking for love in between."

    - The Eagles, "Victim of Love"

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