Wednesday, March 14, 2007

An A+ and Other Stuff

It's good to be me right now. I got an A+ on that paper I posted a link to here. It was, apparently, good enough to make due with. I'm very pleased with it.

In other news...

Discovered: August 17, 2001
Updated: October 21, 2003 1:42:16 PM
Type: Hacktool
Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP
Examples of such tools include:
Port scanners.
Network sniffers and spoofers.
Computer vulnerability scanners and exploiters. These can be used over networks or the Internet.
Password stealers, which save the stolen passwords locally (that is, they do not send them out).
Mail spammers that attack one victim by flooding the mailbox with mail.
News group flooders that flood Usenet newsgroups with messages.These programs are in themselves, nonviral and generally do not cause harm to the hacker who deploys them. However, deployment of these utilities is usually harmful to the victims of the attacks, and they are usually considered a threat by network administrators.

Writeup By: Atli Gudmundsson

The italic text above came from a Symantec site after it had deleted a file on my computer because it was a "virus." Since when are port scanners and network security tools viruses?! WTF! Leave my computer alone you gestapo bastards!

That is all

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