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Wednesday, 9. June 2004

Not Witty


There was nothing to laugh about Witty worm:

Witty represents a new generation of malcode: written by a motivated, skilled, and malicious individual. Witty's author is the first to combine both skill and substantial malice. The author had some motive which lead, for him, to desire a destructive effect. Witty was written by an expert and, unless caught, he could do it again.
Ironically, Witty was made possible due to a buffer overflow in a security product. Another step down the path of losing the Internet? [via Bruce Schneier and boingboing]


 

 
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