On 6 Jul 2004, at 11:36, Erik Trulsson wrote:

If you go back a bit further in time there was the Great Worm of 1988,
which targeted VAX and Sun3 systems running BSD code, and which
actually did bring down most of the Internet at the time. That was the
incident that got people in the Unix community to start thinking seriously
about security.

Then again, I survived that. My Unix box was running Coloured Book, so the worm didn't see us.

There was one really horrible telnetd exploit which the script kiddies got hold of which let them in as root. Trashed a server I had at the time in the midwest. The only way I survived was that they did it on September 10th 2001, so the client had other things to think about soon after....

Andy Holyer, Technical stuff
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