A nasty worm has wriggled into millions of computers and continues to spread, leaving security experts wondering whether the attack is a harbinger of evil deeds to come.
US software protection firm F-Secure says a computer worm known as "Conficker" or "Downadup" had infected more than nine million computers by Tuesday and was spreading at a rate of one million machines daily.
The malicious software had yet to do any noticeable damage, prompting debate as to whether it is impotent, waiting to detonate, or a test run by cybercriminals intent on profiting from the weakness in the future.
"This is enormous; possibly the biggest virus we have ever seen," said software security specialist David Perry of Trend Micro.
6. Wow ...good ol Brute Force password cracker. I used that long ago ...hacked a bunch of .edu
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 06:11 PM by L0oniX
Back in the day we used Brute Force all the time along with port sniffers and scanners. I guess it's new for some of the new century hackers but it's old to me. Any good admin would see the attempt and block it. I think I still have that app somewhere.
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