RE: A code red that could bring down the net?

From: Dom De Vitto (
Date: 07/23/01

From: "Dom De Vitto" <>
To: <>, <>
Subject: RE: A code red that could bring down the net?
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 22:36:23 +0100
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I think a guy called William 'T' Morris may have had this idea first.
Allegedly :-)

History. History. History.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Lewis []
Sent: 23 July 2001 06:08
To: 'josh abulamhammedramashi';;
Subject: RE: A code red that could bring down the net?

The internet isn't a big hub. If I connect a machine with an IP that is
identical to yours, I don't knock you off the net. There is routing and
switching involved. If you change your IP to (example IP), the
entire net needs to know how to get to your IP. Just changing it doesn't
make that happen. Changing IP's isn't a DDoS.

How about this instead? A worm that is not only windows, but also unix
based. It carries payload for each OS. It works similar to CodeRed and
replicates itself. It also installs a zombie client and creates backdoors.
Imagine a worm that wraps all the viruses in the 16 months into one. What
if it actively searched out victims while also using Outlook to propagate

BTW, I want the 5 minutes back that it took me to read that paper. I also
didn't cc Mark, he probably gets enough junk mail.

Jason Lewis
It's not secure "Because they told me it was secure".
The people at the other end of the link know less
about security than you do. And that's scary.

-----Original Message-----
From: josh abulamhammedramashi []
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2001 10:42 PM
Cc: Marc Maiffret
Subject: A code red that could bring down the net?

I just wanted some input on this paper I wrote, It'd
be nice for some input and constructive critiscm. I'd
like to get this to eventually make the guest writer
section on security focus. You can view it at


p.s. sorry about the cross posts, but this seems
pertinent to both.

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