[TUHS] Happy birthday, Morris Worm!

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Nov 2 08:17:06 AEST 2017

The infamous Morris Worm was released in 1988; making use of known 
vulnerabilities in Sendmail/finger/RSH (and weak passwords), it took out a 
metric shitload of SUN-3s and 4BSD Vaxen (the author claimed that it was 
accidental, but the idiot hadn't tested it on an isolated network first). 
A temporary "condom" was discovered by Rich Kulawiec with "mkdir /tmp/sh".

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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