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Re: [Full-disclosure] RE: Bening Worms (Cosmin Stejerean)
Date: Sat May 14 2005 - 13:31:14 CDT
On Sat, 14 May 2005 11:42:18 CDT, "Stejerean, Cosmin" said:
> You would probably only do something like this in case of an emergency.
> In most cases there are a lot better ways to patch management than spreading
> a worm of your own.
Describe an emergency scenario where writing and testing a worm to do your
network is superior to deploying either a honeypot back-attack-and-patch or
centralized scan-and-patch service?
> Perhaps the best example of how this was used and why it should be done this
> way unless it's an emergency is the problem with the Xerox researches in
> 1978 that used worms to automate tasks on their network. The code was
> corrupted and over 200 machines crashed.
I think you meant "Why it *shouldn't* be done this way"?
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