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Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by I Am Blessed 24, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

    Jan 2, 2003
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: <[email protected]>
    Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 7:00 AM
    Subject: VIRUS ALERT -Do Not Reply

    Computer Virus Hits Internet

    A Windows vulnerability surfaced today that caused
    widespread computer outages and took many internet
    customers offline. The virus called "Microsoft
    Windows DCOM RPC Interface Buffer Overrun Vulnerability" affects only Windows 2000, Windows NT and Windows XP systems.

    Mediacom recommends all customers run the "Window Update" program usually found in all copies of Windows operating systems. Current security updates will prevent the vulnerability from being exploited and prevent subscribers from potentially losing network connectivity due to this issue.

    As a temporary measure Mediacom will be blocking certain internet ports in an attempt to limit the spread of this problem. We will unblock these ports again in a few days.

    Additional information can be found by

  2. Bible Believing Bill

    Bible Believing Bill <img src =/bbb.jpg>

    Jun 27, 2001
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    If anyone hasn't installed the microsoft update to protect yourself, DO IT NOW .

    I got hit by the worm exploiting this security hole. Luckly it was not destructive. Just a pain in the neck to remove, since the problem it caused for was for my computer to shutdown and restart after being connected to the net for a few min. I was finally able to stay connected long enough to get the update downloaded and installed.

    I know all about updates and virus protection software, but I got lazy and didn't update my software like I know I should. Now I am up to date again, but that is closing the barn door a little too late.