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Stupid Virii

I got nailed by Nimda…and not from opening e-mails. First off, I’ve patched my system so I can’t get Code Red, I’ve installed a new hard drive, and I’ve got Norton Internet Security keeping an eye out for infections…there are a lot of SubSeven Trojans in the world. Last night however, a new program started asking for permission to use the internet, something called “TFTP.exe”, when I did a search on it (before deciding whether I should grant or deny access to this protocol), I found out that it was used as a back door into systems, and that you can infect a system by using it. Further investigations revealed a new worm called “Nimda” (admin spelled backwards), a quick Virus Definition update, and sure enough, it was the first thing that was caught. It had infected three files, admin.dll on the C: drive, admin.dll on the D: drive, and TFTP1476 in the InetPub/Scripts directory.

Damn viruses.

I don’t know what to say about last week. It all seems like a bad dream, but you can’t avoid it, it’s on every station, and honestly even today I woke up, turned on CNN, and expected the worst. On Saturday I awoke to a woman screaming on my clock radio, shouting “Oh my god, it’s coming down, oh my god, it’s coming down.” it took me a couple of seconds to realize it was a replay from Tuesday morning’s events. That I did NOT need. All I know for sure is that I do not want to fly anywhere for the forseeable future. There ain’t nowhere in the world that I need to be so bad that I gotta fly there right now when who knows what nutball is out there doing what.

Album Du Jour: This has been an all radio week, understandably.

DVD of the week: No time for movies.

Movie of the week: No time for movies.

Game of the week: Twisted Metal Black for the PS2

Website of the week: CNN.com

By Brian Garside

Brian is a digital experience expert, and part time internet superhero. He focuses on digital first design, digital strategies, content management, website usability, and user experience. He was part of the team behind BalanceDo, the co-founder of All New Comics, and the chief strategist at NorthIQ.