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  • by ziggy (25) on 2001.12.04 12:26 (#2101) Journal
    Have you heard about Warhol worms []? A craftily written piece of malware could wreak some serious havoc in about 15 minutes. 2 hours? That's a blessing; you have enough time to notice the attack and formulate a response. (presuming you have some good heuristics in your mail filters. :-)
    • I get very few of these viruses. None of this new one. I think it must be due to me not knowing very many Windows users.

      Yet something else I am thankful for at this time of year.

      I get tons of spam, though. :/
    • Yes, we heard of warhol worms. It's all good business for us though, because if one of those breaks out, we'll still stop it heuristically (we offer a 100% anti-virus guarantee, with good reason).

      I think many sysadmins out there will think differently about 2 hours being a blessing :-) Remember it's not 2 hours to propogate, it's 2 hours to reach critical mass, which means that it's already infected enough computers to reach critical mass. Oh, and this one deletes antivirus software too, which is kinda fu
      • Wouldn't that indirectly make it anti-anti-virus software? (I've actually seen the term counter-counter-measures in use, so I don't think it's impossible to see the word anti-anti-virus.) :)

        You are what you think.