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Old Aug 13, 2003, 08:13 PM
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Default **New Blaster Worm**

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New version of Blaster worm on the loose


By INQUIRER staff: Wednesday 13 August 2003, 16:51
KASPERSKY LABS claimed this afternoon that there's already a new version of the Blaster/Lovesan worm on the loose.

And it says that's likely to mean a repeat of the outbreak we've seen during this week. The new variety of Lovesan/Blaster exploits the same vulnerability.

Kaspersky says that the number of infected systems is around the 300,000 mark, and the new variety may double this number.

"In the worst case, the world community can face a global Internet slow down and regional disruption... to the World Wide Web," said Eugene Kaspersky, head of the labs.

The new variety uses the name TEEKIDS.EXE instead of MSBLAST.EXE, different code compression, and different signatures in the body of the worm.
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Old Aug 13, 2003, 08:22 PM
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Old Aug 13, 2003, 08:31 PM
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As Worms go this one isn't even a particularly damaging one.
Surely we are all passed the excitement of another worm/ virus being announced like this is something shocking and unprecedented.

Just get a decent firewall and move on, there are going to be new ones written all the time, are we to get overly excited everytime some script kiddy releases their latest toy?
Old Aug 13, 2003, 08:40 PM
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True, but other worms can come with more damaging payloads.
Old Aug 13, 2003, 09:44 PM
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If people had been running a decent firewall prog they wouldn't have had any problem in the first place. just get zonealarm pro. it blocks them ports straight away. i haven't even downloaded the patch and have no problems at all with win2k...

This is just for the last 2 weeks.

10956 intrusions have been blocked since install.
5873 of those have been high-rated.
The firewall has blocked 1532 access attempts.

Last edited by Uranus; Aug 13, 2003 at 10:08 PM.
Old Aug 13, 2003, 11:33 PM
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Since this new worm uses the exact same exploit as the previous one, if you've already protected your system from the first worm (i.e. the patch from Microsoft) then this new worm isn't anything for you to worry about.

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