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Microsoft to use "Friendly Worms"?

 
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quietman7
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:09 am    Post subject: Microsoft to use "Friendly Worms"? Reply with quote

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"Microsoft is taking a leaf out of the virus writers' handbook, hoping to use friendly "worms" to distribute software patches surreptitiously. Like the malicious worms that spread from computer to computer by self-replicating and automatically seeking out new computers to infect, the friendly worms will be used to distribute updates to users without forcing them to download anything from a central server. The research is being spearheaded by a team from Microsoft Research in Britain, and opens up the possibility of worm races between virus writers and the software companies to see who can reach vulnerable machines faster..."

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twisted Evil can you just read the news hacker piggybacks the MS friendly worm and brings millions of users computer to a halt.

NO THANKS M$
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Microworms Reply with quote

And people wonder why I moved to Linux. LOL
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linux is cool,even when running M$ os I always run a Virtual box woth Linux installed,of course surfing into the realm I always present my system as a Windoze system.

Anyhow what Distro are you running that makes you feel good?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Microworms Reply with quote

Trpm wrote:
And people wonder why I moved to Linux. LOL
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Long time no see.

I've demoted Windows and no longer use it as my main OS anymore.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Posted this yesterday at my place:
Microsoft Scrambles to Quash 'friendly' Worm Story

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A Microsoft spokesman said on Monday that the New Scientist story is not inaccurate. However, the writer of the story "sexed" up the research paper a bit, particularly with the headline that used the phrase "friendly worms," the spokesman said.

In response to the criticism, Microsoft said it doesn't intend to develop patch worms.

"This was not the primary scenario targeted for this research," according to a statement.

The company also said it will continue to let customers decide how and when they apply security updates.

One of the paper's authors, Milan Vojnovic, said in a statement that there were no plans to incorporate the ideas into Microsoft's products. Efforts to reach Vojnovic for comment were unsuccessful.
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