[thelist] News Item: Major Security Flaw in MS SQL Slows Internet

David Kaufman david at gigawatt.com
Sat Jan 25 23:35:01 CST 2003

"The virus-like attack, which began about 12:30 a.m. EST, sought out
vulnerable computers on the Internet to infect using a known flaw in popular
database software from Microsoft Corp., called SQL Server 2000" [...] "This
is like Code Red all over again," said Marc Maiffret, an executive with eEye
Digital Security, whose engineers were among the earliest to study samples
of the attack software. "The sheer number of attacks is eating up so much
bandwidth that normal operations can't take place."


not to start a flame war or anything... but I do hope that this brings a bit
of balance to the commercial vs. open source debate.


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