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MSBlast worm a Frankenstein monster

Call it the Frankenworm. The latest threat to hit the Internet is a piecemeal compilation of programs cobbled together to do a single job: spread across the Internet. The Frankenstein’s monster of code stitches together a widely available file server, one of several public programs to exploit a widespread Windows flaw, and common techniques for compromising computers. The combination is unoriginal, but effective. The worm–also known as W32/Lovsan.worm and W32.MSBlaster–is successful not because its creator was knowledgeable about programming, but because a great many people whose computers are connected to the Internet are still ignorant of security. Full Story

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