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NetFlash: New worm targets Sasser code flaw

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May 14, 20043 mins
Networking

* New worm targets Sasser code flaw * Inside MIT's new geek lair * N+I: Used Cisco gear a growing market * In depth: Cisco HFR has its work cut out * Today on Layer 8 * This week’s top 5 stories

You don’t have to do anything special to catch the Sasser worm; a vulnerable computer connected to the Internet is enough. Now there’s a worm that eats the Sasser worm, and you don’t have to do anything special to get that one, either. Any machines infected with Sasser naturally attract Dabber, which eats Sasser, takes up residence on the machines and opens a back door – presumably for yet another worm. And so the circle of cyber-life continues. New worm targets Sasser code flaw http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0513newworm.html?net

You don’t have to do anything special to catch the Sasser worm; a vulnerable computer connected to the Internet is enough. Now there’s a worm that eats the Sasser worm, and you don’t have to do anything special to get that one, either. Any machines infected with Sasser naturally attract Dabber, which eats Sasser, takes up residence on the machines and opens a back door – presumably for yet another worm. And so the circle of cyber-life continues.

New worm targets Sasser code flaw

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0513newworm.html?net

Inside MIT’s new geek lair

MIT tore down Building 20 several years ago, a place that researchers there revered for the innovation that the building sparked. But in its place the university has constructed a pretty funky-looking structure that will now house computing, robotics and artificial intelligence labs. Among its features are a 10 Gigabit Ethernet backbone, “far-out crazy geometries,” and a layout designed to encourage “collisions of people.” If that all doesn’t spark more innovation, I don’t know what will.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0510stata.html?net

N+I: Used Cisco gear a growing market

If you’re in the market for a Catalyst 6500 switch from Cisco but can’t afford the sticker price, you’re a potential customer for the emerging networking resale market.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0513niuse.html?net

In depth: Cisco HFR has its work cut out

Cisco is remaining tightlipped as speculation swirls around the challenges its next-generation core router will face in the market. After years of anticipation, Cisco’s so-called HFR – which stands for Huge (Expletive) Router – will be unveiled May 25 along with a new, modular operating system for the product.

https://www.nwfusion.com/edge/news/2004/0513hfr.html?net

Today on Layer 8, Why? Because we said so:

Meet the guy who loves to answer pay phones; how the dot-com bust was Stan Lee’s kryptonite; Karl Lagerfeld’s iPod obsession; and the collision of “Star Trek” and “The Andy Griffith Show”; all this and more today at your home for not-just-networking news.

https://www.nwfusion.com/weblogs/layer8/?net

This week’s top 5 stories so far:

1. Cisco’s WLAN plan has landed

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0510cisco.html?net

2. Microsoft rolls out five-year server roadmap, pegs Longhorn Server

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0513msserver.html?net

3. N+I spotlights security and apps management

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0510mgmtnews.html?net

4. SIP aces basic interop tests

https://www.nwfusion.com/research/2004/0510ilabssip.html?net

5. VoIP breaks down the walls of the call center

https://www.nwfusion.com/research/2004/0510contact.html?net