Blaster Worm

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by listedguru, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. I saw a story on Yahoo this morning about something called a Blaster or "Sans" worm. I guess it takes advantage of a vulnerability found in windows like 3 weeks ago. Just wondering what this vulnerability in windows is and how would one take care of it?


  2. ElCubano


  3. Check the thread on "My computer is infected".

    It is the same thing and there are some good links to help.
  4. FUCK!

    I got it at home last night....we run xp at home and i just read the story...all night it kept crashing and giving me that message...imnot very computer literate,,,is there a simple lin where i can download the anti virus???
  5. How do you get the virus? From e-mail? If we don't open any e-mail attachments, are we safe?
  6. It comes through a non-firewall protected connection to the internet. I use Roadrunner and I leave the computer on all the time so it just "worms" its way in.
  7. So if one is using a firewall then that should keep that nasty worm out of the system?

  8. CalTrader

    CalTrader Guest

    Yes, if the appropriate ports are blocked.
  9. if you have a firewall, this worm would not affect you unless you explicitly opened up some ports that are used for Remote Procedure Calls.

    Basically, if you are not using a firewall, particularly on an always on connection, you are asking for trouble.
    #10     Aug 12, 2003