Have you been loved today?


In other words : have you noticed unusual behaviour on your Windows NT, 2000 or XP machine? Has RPC been giving you a hard time, rebooting your machine?


Sorry, I had to get that out of my system. Let me explain :

- July 18th : MS issues critical patch for RPC vulnerablity (Win NT, 2000, XP and 2003)
- August 11th : Various antivirus institutions warn for W32/Blaster aka LoveSan
- August 12th : Lots of machines get infected and mainstream media broadcast warnings
- August 13th : even more dumb computer owners run into problems.

My advice? If you don't know how to operate a computer, or stay up to date, don't use it. However, not all is lost.

Step 1 : Download a little tool from the Sophos website (here)
Step 2 : Run the tool according to the instructions
Step 3 : Go to windowsupdate.microsoft.com and install all critical patches
Step 4 : Sign up for free for the Microsoft Security Bulleting (here)
Step 5 : Sign up for CERT advisories (Intended for professional IT admins)
Step 6 : If you run a *nix OS, laugh your ass off
Step 7 : If you patched your MS system on July 18th, laugh your ass off as well.

Now excuse me, I'm gonna continue to laugh my ass off. Yes, I can truely not feel sorry for victims right now. However, if you're stuck with it and I know you personally : gimme a call. I'll gladly help you out at my regular rates :)


Narg? I must be missing something geeky. What is RPC?

Heather, I think you also missed that beautifully coded acronym on my page :(

RPC : Remote Procedure Call, part of DCOM.

Read up more at MS security bulletin MS03-26 here : http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-026.asp

Nah, I did just fine. Even with Windows 2000 at home and work.
Hahaha! You don't get to mock me! Except for running Windows, of course...
(hides in shame)

Lol, those last steps (and especially step 6) were for self-relativation : I run an MS OS too :)

Hello mate ! Let's shake hands. I got a call from a dude this morning who got attacked by the Lovescan LOL. Appearently he was cleaver, he managed to do an update of windows and his virusscan all by himself !!

greetz Dimi

And God created 'A Firewall' !!!

Unfortunately, god also created "(L)users" :)

Hey, Everybody makes mistakes, even God (= Bill Gates) :-)

nobody loves me ;)

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