me, 2.0: jose nazario
beauty and the street
recent days' activities have had me wishing i could go back and edit the
WormsBook ever so much. for example, how a worm crashed a
power plant's network. or how a worm stalled the vancouver airport. i do not believe that blaster played
any role in last week's blackout.
ultimately i didn't think this worm was going to be a big deal, but i was
wrong. not for the fact that blaster caused a lot of damage (not a whole
lot to most people), but it did spur some interesting stuff. the ddos
against windowsupdate.com, the welchia worm
(which seems to be causing more
problems than good), etc ...
i'm a tad surprised that we haven't seen large corporations build
intelligent worms to go around patching systems. imagine that, you write
a worm, program in your network descriptions, and load up a payload,
like a patch or a configuration change. keep it running and every
now and then load up a new patch. not unlike what xerox parc did,
but even more intelligence. think of leaves
but for good.
a good friend and his wife split up, he was overseas serving, she
got fed up and bailed. he's pretty
devastated, i certainly can't blame him. his daughter and wife are gone,
that's a pretty serious blow to a person on many levels. couple that to
the fact that every day more people are dying in a war we lied our
way into and i'm pretty pissed. mr president, could you please justify
all of this crap again? you sent men and women overseas, disrupting our
economy, shattering their lives and those of innocent (and, yes, guilty)
people abroad ... and you lied to do this?
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