OpenBSD Journal

Jose Nazario discusses worms

Contributed by jolan on from the p-h-d dept.

Thanks to multiple people for letting us know that Jose Nazario, former OpenBSD committer and abandoner editor was recently interviewed about Internet worms.

A nod to OpenBSD's layered security model is made and so we feel entitled to make a nod back to Jose and this article ;)

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  1. By dev ( dev/null on

    no windows no worms, they make very big money selling stories about lame products that help companies to make pseudo security... eh.......

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      the first internet worm ran on not-windows.

      1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

        ...and then stopped.

        1. By phessler ( on

          it was stopped. not 'it stopped on its own'. slightly different.

      2. By dev ( dev/null on

        hmm.. but if i stop all deaemons in my systems, like usually and i dont gave no one accounts it not easy to be inside my systems :-) without any firewalls etc.

        anyway.. i dont have a spam :-( i have 4-5 private email accounts and i dont have spam :-((( everyone have spam not me.

        1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

          What was that email addres again ?

      3. By Anonymous Coward ( on

        True, and that was the era when people ran tons of daemons without giving it any second thought. With OpenBSD's few-ports-open approach, privsep, etc. etc, it's reasonable to say that no such worm will appear for OpenBSD anytime soon.

        There seem to be a lot that target Linux though. And then there are those that try to brute force SSH.

  2. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    he must really dig those worms...


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