Stopping the Ramen worm

    Date06 Feb 2001
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The recent outbreak of the worm known as Ramen poses a familiar question: How can we keep worms and viruses from intruding on and infecting our systems? The first thing to do, recommends Unix Insider writer Dev Zaborav, is take some . . . The recent outbreak of the worm known as Ramen poses a familiar question: How can we keep worms and viruses from intruding on and infecting our systems? The first thing to do, recommends Unix Insider writer Dev Zaborav, is take some basic hardening and security measures, and stop putting Linux servers on the Internet in a default installation.

    A new worm has been discovered roaming the Internet. Known (incorrectly, as it's not a virus) as the Ramen virus because of the name of the file that's loaded onto the targeted computer, this is an interesting departure from the previous standard of malicious computer program.

    Resources:

    Security is an Interactive Sport: Lessons learned from Ramen
    Ramen Worm Propagation
    F-Secure Ramen Virus Descriptions
    Vandals mutate Ramen Linux worm
    Ramen and the Danger of Default Linux Configurations
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