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XP, 2K, NT - Beware?

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XP, 2K, NT - Beware?

Is anyone else aware of this ?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/56/32286.html

See also "Security on a Budget"

Apologies if you already know. Good luck.
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XP, 2K, NT - Beware?

/me lifts the rock

ah thats where you've been the last 2 days Wink
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Thanx. Looks like I missed this due to lovely weather

2003-08-12 11:54:24 Important Security Notice - Update

Umm... should important anouncements maybe be a bit more prominant and hang around for a few days, at least?
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Oh yes - I've already had a pair of machines in with this worm (managed to fix both of 'em). The RPC flaw was actually first highlighted by Microsoft just about a month ago (that's how long it's taken for some git to code a worm that exploits the glitch) - had more people actually downloaded the patch for it then, it wouldn't have been as big a problem as it's become. The patch is still available at the Download Centre at the Microsoft site and Windowsupdate.com (although the latter was very sluggish earlier today), whilst several of the main AV retailers have posted removal tools on their websites (I got mine from http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster.worm.html). If you're infected run the removal tool first, then the patch. I'd also recommend installing a software firewall if you haven't got one already (if you haven't got a router of course - most routers block incoming traffic on the TCP ports concerned - 135, 139 & 445 - by default).
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and plusnet are blocking ports 139 + 445 on the boundries of their network Smiley