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Posted: August 17, 2005, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

Sandy, you're absolutely correct about the worm and how it works.  It attacks a Win2000 server, and then once inside, it can spread to any Microsoft box.

Please be assured that the Lottery Post servers are, and have been, secure from the worm.  The LP servers were never "infected" at all.

The data center sent me an e-mail early this afternoon saying that we should expect the network to go down for another 20 minutes, so that was the second outage, and it was expected.  I think they may be dealing with some faulty routers or something, so it probably has nothing to do with the worm thing.  Just a coincidence.

 

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    Posted: August 17, 2005, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

    By the way, I use Windows 2003 on all LP servers, in case anyone is wondering.

     

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      LottoVantage's avatar - BRITIS 3.GIF
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      Posted: August 17, 2005, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

      I use Norton with no problems, I really like it.  I never had any problems with it blocking anything that I didn't want blocked, although their firewall tweaking is a bit tedious.  They are always very timely with virus updates -- as evidenced by the worm block that they had ready for download last night.  I had no worm worries at all today.  I wish the same thing could be said of my data center this morning!

      Todd

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        Posted: August 17, 2005, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

        Not sure if anyone noticed the news...but late evening reports I heard (have not followed up on it) was that the worm took out computers at CNN, WSB (atlanta based news station, TV & Radio) and even hit the White House. But that was late yesterday evening.

        Sir Metro

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          Posted: August 17, 2005, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

          Hmm...

          I use Norton with no problems, I really like it.  I never had any problems with it blocking anything that I didn't want blocked, although their firewall tweaking is a bit tedious.  They are always very timely with virus updates -- as evidenced by the worm block that they had ready for download last night.  I had no worm worries at all today.  I wish the same thing could be said of my data center this morning!

          Ditto. I've never had a problem with Norton.  And FWIW, MS did seem to jump on this thing...My AUto Update downloaded Security patches first thing this morning.  And actually, "worm" is the name that should be used for the programmers of these things....it's more appropriate.

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            Posted: August 17, 2005, 7:56 pm - IP Logged
            Norton was what I got with my first computer and found it was unfriendly and problematic.  The only way I could fully get rid of it and its crumbs was do a complete hard drive format and start over.
            Used Trend Micro's House Call free virus scan and cleaning for about 3 years until going to XP then downloaded a trial version of their PC-Cillin which is equal to Norton with automatic updates sometimes several times a day depending on the threat.
            I'm with Sandy, I won't have anything whatsoever to do with Norton.

            Good luck to everyone!

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              Posted: August 17, 2005, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

              why not due the recomended thing and go to microsoft networks critical updates and get the fix and patch and or whatever.

               

               

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                Posted: August 17, 2005, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                Well, my husband spent 10 hours on the phone at work today trying to get things back up and running.  It did hit General Motors also......

                It is coming thru the routers.........

                 

                People do not shut their computers off at night therefore, missed the Windows Update notice that flashes in their tray.  You are right four4me......Microsoft was on it this morning with the patches...............

                Sandy

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                  Posted: August 18, 2005, 12:10 am - IP Logged

                  As a mac user I just smile when I hear about yet another windows worm. Some days I forget to turn on the firewall at all. For servers I could imagine using Netbsd or some other bsd variant. As for worms, I haven't seen a native OS X virus yet but macs are a much smaller target. I guess I'll have to wait for the x86 macs to come out before I'll have to worry too much.