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Re: [Full-Disclosure] New MyDoom or Netsky variant?
Date: Tue Jul 20 2004 - 08:53:25 CDT
Symantec only updates HOME users though Live Update once or so a week
unless there is something critical (and of course you can go to them and
obtain new sigs more frequently, just that you have to go do it).
This has nothing at all to do with the speed or frequency of updates for
enterprise users. We routinely see mulitple updates in a day, in some
"firefights" we have seen them back to back as close as 15 minutes to each
other. As far as not using Symantec on a mail server, we certainly do, in
tandem with Trend. Let me ask you Niek, just what is it you use to
protect the thousands of desktops you are responsible for?
Manager, Desktop Services
full-disclosure-adminlists.netsys.com wrote on 07/19/2004 05:50:55 PM:
> Vic Vandal wrote:
> > Anyone seeing what looks like a brand new MyDoom variant?
> > Comes in e-mail as a message.zip, extracts to a message.doc
> > followed by a LOT of spaces and then a .pif extension.
> > I've only started to look at the encoded attachment, but
> > someone who opened it had a LSASS.EXE start up and take
> > about 96% CPU utilization. I scanned the offending Outlook
> > attachment with the latest Symantec sigs, but it didn't recognize
> > it. The .pif appears to be packed with UPX.
> Don't use symantec for fast updates.
> They only update liveupdate 1-2 per week.
> If you want updates more often, you have grab their intelligent updater
> manually (1 per day), or grab their beta updates (also manually).
> Only if they regard the virus to be a serious threat, they offer an
> immediate liveupdate. For something as mail protection, they are too
> Then again, you don't use symantec products on a mail server.
> Niek Baakman
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