October 7, 2002

Worms turn on Win/Linux users

"Amid the panic last week about the prolific, and very nasty, BearBug worm two more nasty varmints went largely unnoticed.

Hot on the heels of the Slapper, comes the Mighty worm which uses the same well-known OpenSSL exploit to gain access to and infect computers running an Apache Web server on Linux. Mighty uses the same spreading routines as Slapper but with several subtle differences."

Link: The Register

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