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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.

Doug

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

    - The Eagles, "Victim of Love"


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