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Old 02-01-2004, 12:11 PM   #1
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News: "Today the mydoom virus made the homepage of Linux unaccessible"


A headline from the news of the leading Hungarian commercial TV channel "TV2", on Sunday evening, when it was watched by half of the country:
"Today the mydoom virus made the homepage of Linux unavailable, it will attack Microsoft on Tuesday"

Another headline from the same TV on Friday:
"... The virus activizes itself on Sunday, by which time it will be ready to spread over to other computers, too"

I am scared by the stupidity these news show about computers, by which the editor is supposed to work each day.

If they show such incompetence with such trivial things, how about other news?

My only consolation is that the false news presents Linux as a victim of the virus, and by no ways mentions that the suspected virus writer would belong to the Linux community (which I highly doubt).

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Old 02-01-2004, 12:17 PM   #2
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linux is a victim hmm ok not the system more sco because the original mydoom was made to get the sco homepage and server down for every time those sukkers !
and there are a couple of clones on their ways to shock alls the windows world ...
 
Old 02-01-2004, 12:22 PM   #3
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"Today the mydoom virus made the homepage of Linux unavailable"

I heard that SCO now claims to host the real Linux homepage after they discovered that somebody had illegally copied their homepage and renamed it the Linux homepage. I was unable to reach SCO to verify this rumor.

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Old 02-01-2004, 12:24 PM   #4
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Let's wait and see. I read that the attack started about 20 minutes ago.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 01:03 PM   #5
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Uhm, the Santa Cruz Operation does make a quality Unix flavor. Why's everyone picking on them? I mean, SCO UnixWare is the stuff! Those floppy-disk distributions of Linux have nothing on UnixWare! Hey, SCO even makes a half-decent Linux distribution (or used to, at least).
 
Old 02-01-2004, 02:43 PM   #6
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Ive read, on yahoo!s articles, that it was written a message by the author of the Mydoom virus, on its source code, that says: "iam doing my job, nothing personnal, sorry!" maybe $co must shut down their computers and stoping to make unix aswell as micro$oft...lol it ll better... :-)
 
Old 02-01-2004, 02:49 PM   #7
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hmm the www.sco.com site istn avaible at the moment that means mydoom does its job with success doesnt it?
 
Old 02-01-2004, 03:44 PM   #8
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kasperhans, appareantly yes. According to heise.de, a German IT-news-site however some ISP just block sco.com by themselves to avoid the dos attack. No need to tell me that it has the same effect anyway
 
Old 02-01-2004, 07:12 PM   #9
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hihi kind of funny
 
Old 02-02-2004, 02:54 AM   #10
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BTW: www.sco.com is up again for me albeit very slow.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 03:28 AM   #11
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I heard that www.sco.com has been removed from the DNS entry. I get an error if I try to access the page :-)
 
Old 02-02-2004, 04:09 AM   #12
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Not available here either.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 04:41 AM   #13
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not avaible for me too
 
Old 02-02-2004, 04:42 AM   #14
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DNS lookup failure here, too.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 05:51 AM   #15
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What shall happen if M$ buys SCO or buys the code and claims that Linux is illegal? Anyway, what a stinky war!
http://www.linuxworld.com/story/32687_p.htm
 
  


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