[SpamCop-List] Re: Beware all Win2000 and XP users
nobody at spamcop.net
Wed Jun 23 15:47:35 EDT 2004
> Because of my morbid fear of this happening, I've implemented a
> policy of "you bring in your laptop, you release it to me for a full
> inspection first".
Outside folks (customers) have to go thru inspections, but lots of folks
here have laptops (provided by the IT group) with docking stations instead
My users have no problem with this because it
> helps keep their own computers safe too. I have a workstation that
> is apart from our network and not connected to the outside world that
> I connect the laptop to, run a full virus scan and inspect their
> windows updates.
All our PC's are required to have MacAffee on them, and they update every
time you log in. Unfortunately the most recent virus.dat file didn't have
this new trojan/worm whatever it is...
I have CD's with all the updates for different
> versions of Windows that I can use immediately to update their
> computer. I'm obsessive about it, but <patting self on back> I've
> kept virmen out of our network for the 5+ years that I've been
> responsible for it.
After visiting the Symantec page and seeing that some variation of this
thing has been around since June1, I think our IT group is guilty of not
keeping up with XP patches.......
> Thanks for the heads up on the new nasty out there!
You're welcome. We got lucky with this thing, all it apparently does is
simultaneously send out reboot commands via network neighbood. Coulda been a
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