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(Times of India)   Code Red II paralyses Chinese computers   ( divider line
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2001-08-29 12:39:15 AM  
2001-08-29 12:47:16 AM  
Code Red has never been tracked down and its very possible someone is taking advantage of the recent China hacker attempts a couple months back to cover their tracks. Some versions of Code Red name different countries or have entirely different messages when they overwrite index.html.
2001-08-29 12:47:25 AM  
Hang on- the Chinese have severs? They have computers? They have the 'net? Oh boy, someone should phone someone about this pronto, before they get fighter planes!
2001-08-29 12:56:11 AM  
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2001-08-29 12:56:13 AM  
CRII works on abaci?
2001-08-29 01:07:54 AM  
*ahem* HAW HAW HAW! Thank you
2001-08-29 01:25:13 AM  
All you'r boot -Leg operating systems are belong to US !
2001-08-29 01:28:08 AM  
china - 'oohhhh nooo!. we are stoopider than french!'
france still surrenders
2001-08-29 01:53:56 AM  
With all the idiot cable modem users running unsecured IIS servers in America, they'll probably have it under control long before us... I've been getting 250+ hits a day from the same @Home and RR IP's for the past three weeks now. You'd think they'd notice after a while.
2001-08-29 02:33:28 AM  
You try running code red vigilante? I got 22 servers today. It just uses the exploit to notify the user that his PC is infected.
2001-08-29 03:39:58 AM  
su-2.05# cat /var/log/httpd-error.log | grep default.ida | wc -l

I finally hit the 5000 mark today with code red attempts. And that's since I turned logging on, on the 31st. This is super annoying, damn default windows users.
2001-08-29 03:57:45 AM  
Interesting Skallas... I'm not sure about the legalities of using something like that (even though it's passive), but there's also an Apache Perl version. :)
2001-08-29 09:14:11 AM  
Good job there, thegrue!
2001-08-29 09:50:23 AM  
This gets back at them for all the damn MSG they've infected us with.
2001-08-29 10:14:38 AM  
Fark it, why be nice and tell someone they are infected?
If they went and borrowed a copy of winbloze 2000 and get infected, the let the good times begin. Hell, even if they bought 2000 and are infected, screw em. Maybe if enough people get tired of this crap, Microsoft will actually release something that does not have every known hole open as default install. Even better, people will get tired and switch to Linux or Apple, even BeOS was better than windows.
2001-08-29 10:27:48 AM  
I'm all for letting someone wallow in their own ignorance Scraping-fetus-off-the-wheel, but it's a little hard to ignore when they're spewing trash at your front door. :)
2001-08-29 11:29:40 AM  
Scraping-fetus-off-the-wheel, if they don't understand how a service works how the hell are they going to switch over to Linux? That's just anti-microsoft non-think. If they can't apply an MS patch then they can't even install Linux, let alone patch BIND afterwards.

Thats ignoring the vast amounts of wasted bandwidth CRII causes on my ISP and the fact that these machines are completely exposed.

Unfortunately, a lot of ISPs have taken your "screw em" advice and have just closed port 80 from the outside when they could have just mass mailed and informed everyone to patch their systems. Nice to know people are paying $40-50 a month and they can't even host their own website anymore.
2001-08-29 02:50:00 PM  
Ok.. Off topic.. But this is out to the linux users. Any recommendations on how to learn it? Personnaly I've been getting tired of M$ crap and I have no intention of letting XP anywhere near my computer.
2001-08-29 03:26:07 PM  
The day the IS department at my work decides that they need to install XP on the computers is the day I quit my job. I'd rather wallow in a pool of decaying elephant semen.

-he who stacks pork
2001-08-29 04:14:05 PM  
Easiest way to learn it is to use it Xanthier. :) If you have a spare computer (an old 486 will do fine) install it on that, or setup a dual boot on your current computer... Red Hat Linux is a good distribution for beginners. The install will guide you on repartitioning the drive, etc.
2001-08-29 04:27:09 PM  
Rogue: Actually did that. Got an old laptop at work that I don't use. Loaded RedHat 7.1. Now it's just time to figure out what to do with it. :)
2001-08-29 04:31:42 PM  
KenH: Merci boocoo!
2001-08-29 05:00:07 PM  
DaveCentral has a good list of applications for Linux, and Red Hat's site is well documented.
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