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The worm has turned

Sarah Gordon
Virus Bulletin, August 1998, pp.10-12
ISSN 0956-9979
August 1998

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Since then, worms have come and gone without much fuss. There have been some isolated outbreaks, but generally the machine population susceptible to each worm has been sufficiently small and diverse to diffuse the problem. However, the conditions have become increasingly favourable to the creation of a new, viable worm. Enter Admw0rm, a worm capable of spreading from one Linux to another, utilizing a hole in the Berkeley Internet Name Domain server, BIND.

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