[Dshield] FW: [Full-Disclosure] Hello Mydoom

Frank Knobbe frank at knobbe.us
Fri Jan 30 00:52:08 GMT 2004


On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 14:35, Joe Stewart wrote:
> The DoS does work, but there is a bug in the date comparison routine 
> which prevents it from starting at certain times, no matter what the 
> date. More often than not, it will NOT start. This could be a feature 
> instead of a bug, as the "b" variant includes an extra check of a 
> random number before starting the DoS, further reducing the possibility 
> of it happening on any given run.


Heh...., what are the chances of the author just waving the bat, saying
"I could have if I wanted to"? Could it be designed to look scary but
just pop and fizzle when Feb rolls around?

Cheers,
Frank

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