from the keep-your-systems-up-to-date dept.
The Exploit for MS05-039 was improved in a very short time to a spreading worm in the wild. According to the article Worm strikes down Windows 2000 systems at CNN, many big companies got infected with the worm.
Why could this happen? Read on...
Even firewalls blocking all the traffic on the "NetBIOS" ports can not protect companies from this kind of attacks (and down time) as long as they work irresponsible with their IT infrastructure.
It is very important, that every computer user and admin takes his responsibility to keep system up to date in time.
It is a good idea to subscribe to the announce mailinglists of the vendor/creator of the operating systems and applications you are using on computers you are responsible for, this will keep you informed about updates.
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