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    Slapper Virus Targets Apache/OpenSSL

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/2263693.stm

    A malicious web worm is travelling across the internet enrolling vulnerable machines into a network that some experts think will be used to attack high profile websites.
    The Computer Emergency Response Team has issued a warning about the "Slapper" worm that has infected thousands of Linux web servers.
    The Slapper worm is targeting servers running the popular Apache software. This free Linux based program is by far the most widely used web server software.

    The worm exploits a vulnerability in Apache servers running software called OpenSSL. Ironically, this is used to make web transactions secure.
    The loophole was first discovered in August and patches for it were posted soon after. Anyone using OpenSSL up to and including versions 0.9.6d or 0.9.7beta1 is strongly advised to upgrade to the newest version.
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    This free Linux based program is by far the most widely used web server software.




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