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Web

Gooochi talks to /bc/123kah.php

This is weird, a huge number of POST requests started to hit the Shite Drivers website a few days ago. The requests came from lots of IP addresses and all requests went to the non existent /bc/123kah.php

The payload was an array that looked like this:

Array
(
    [showed] =>
    [clicked] =>
    [version] => 2.6.2.4
    [id] => c3b342beb6ad7adf39499e7a38f93c09f681611d
    [tm] => 1266855758
    [aff_id] => gooochi
    [net_id] => gooochi
    [safe] => 1
    [exceed] => 2505,2507,2582,2597,2602
)

So I presume it’s the Gooochi malware referenced in this search for that word. Strange that the infected PCs hit my server though.

The traffic was never overwhelming but I decided to put a stop to it with a simple deny from all in a .htaccess file. Much better than having WordPress serve up a 404 page.

I mentioned the 123kah.php file on Twitter and I’m not the only one to see these odd requests. I guess even malware has bugs! (which is all the more reason to keep your anti-virus software up to date if you use Windows)

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Humour Linux

Can I run Windows viruses in Linux?

It’s almost possible, but the results in this article on running Windows viruses with Wine are disappointing. There are problems but things are improving so Linux users can enjoy all the benefits of Windows!

It just isn’t fair that Windows users get all the viruses. I mean really, shouldn’t Linux users be in on the fun as well? Well… thanks to the folks running the Wine project, Linux users can “catch the virus bug” too — sort of.

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Linux

Morning Ireland piece on MyDoom virus

In a radio interview (realaudio link) this morning an “expert” told the nation that the DDOS attack on SCO was orchestrated by “people who are promoting a thing called open system software where by you can have competitors for the Microsoft products which are essentially free.” Peter Aherne provided a brief transcript of the interview and it looks shocking in it’s ignorance of the facts!
There’s a lengthy thread on the ILUG about it including links to articles debunking the interview.
The serious accusations in this interview need an answer and sooner rather than later!
Update! Nils posted a cleaned up transcript of the interview, and Gavin McCullagh posted one too.