Talk:Blaster (computer worm)
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- 1 Who is behind it
- 2 Redirect
- 3 Apparent
- 4 something to watch for
- 5 Two notes
- 6 Mitigation section
- 7 Fair use rationale for Image:Windows restarting because of RPC termination.png
- 8 shutdown because of unstability?
- 9 let's tell people also WHY the thing is called "blaster"!
- 10 Game sites
- 11 Image copyright problem with Image:Windows XP Emergency Shutdown.png
- 12 Windows 7
Who is behind it
One group may have been involved in blaster worm: Apple Computers inc. The whole plan is like this: In order to boost Apple computer sales, Apple decied to hire someone to make a Virus to wipe out Microsoft. The Kid, Jeff Parson, was the one. The Virus would then target Microsoft, eventually shutting the business down. So if the had paln suceeded, Bill Gates would lose a lot of money, Apple would dominate the computer world once again, and we would all be using Macs right now.--The Republican 23:52, 21 September 2005 (UTC)
- That seems rather, um... unlikely. --Xanzzibar 18:07, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)
unlikely, yes. impossible, no.--The Republican 23:53, 21 September 2005 (UTC)
I myself have doubts, the kid could have said that mac paid him off in an attempt to get a lesser sentence. This shows no record of that.--acebrock(no account)
Put down the bong man...
--Boochan 14:04, 16 July 2005 (UTC)
According to court papers, the original Blaster was created after a Chinese hacking collective called Xfocus reverse engineered the original Microsoft patch.
that jeffrey didn't even know about programming
all he did was:
1) unpack msblast.exe (it was compressed with UPX) 2) bind it with a backdoor 3) run it in order to infectt more computers
do Microsoft pay all you to post this kind of "news"??
Jeffrey Lee Parson redirects here, and his name is on a 'convicted hackers' list, so when you click on his name to learn about him, it sends you to a worm that doesn't talk much of his arrest. Point of this: how would I go about to remove the redirect, but still be able to tell the user that he was responsible for the worm without writing anything? (Seeming I don't know anything about him) Lovok 17:19, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
He was not responsible for the worm. He found the existing blaster worm and made some slight changes to it and made the "b" variant and got caught. The authors of the original worm did not get caught.
actually just so you all know it was proven that jeffrey lee parson did know about programming and that there was a reason he did what he did, but none of that was public
"is an apparent message to Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft"
Out of general curiosity, is it necessary to say it's an "apparent" message? It's got his first and last name right on the message. Harksaw
- No, no we don't. I've changed it. - JNighthawk 00:51, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
something to watch for
A Wikipedia page has been used by hackers in an attempt to spread malicious code.
The entry for the W32.Blaster worm in the German version of the popular online encyclopedia was altered to include false information about a new version of the Lovesan/MS Blaster worm, with links to a supposed fix. The fix was actually a piece of malicious code, according to antivirus vendor Sophos.
Doldrums 16:09, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
The same news was just repeated on NPR. 22.214.171.124 04:04, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
To mitigate the attack Microsoft changed the A record for windowsupdate.com to 127.0.0.1. As a side effect, some Windows systems responded with ICMP unreachables to random destinations.
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BetacommandBot 23:21, 13 September 2007 (UTC)
shutdown because of unstability?
I dont't think, that unstability is the reason for the shutdown. I think the reason for the shutdown is, that the virus executes "shutdown -s -t 60 -c "Windows must now restart because the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Service terminated unexpectedly."". The shutdown can also be aborted w/ shutdown -a and the system normally runs stable after this, until the next shutdown-window appears. --Qaywsxedc (talk) 22:22, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Agreed, I came to lookup the virus which infected me back in 03. My computer wouldn't slow down before during or after that stupid window came up. My high school diploma thinks that the virus initiates the shutdown sequence. I know nothing about computers, but I came to the talk page to give my response to something I read in the article which possibly could be inaccurate. Sentriclecub (talk) 05:47, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
Yes, this was due to the worm causing the RPC service to work so hard it crashed. When it did, the system is set to reboot. If it was set to tell your computer to restart, then it wouldn't have time to spread so much. Btw, I used to work for Convergys and did SBC DSL support. I will add to the article that I, on the Saturday before the major outbreak on Monday, got a call with a user complaining about the shutdown message, and how the problem became much worse since the SBC Broadjump software is set to turn off the firewall in the XP DSL connection. Sprockkets (talk) 07:30, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
let's tell people also WHY the thing is called "blaster"!
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I have discovered that the blaster worm also affects Windows 7. I made the mistake of downloading a Lego Star Wars: The Video Game computer demo, then it spread. It completely ruined my mother's laptop. We fixed it, but now it's missing the driver. It now appears to affect Windows 7. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 18:11, 25 December 2011 (UTC)