Home
Forums
Gallery
Pages
open all | close all Categories
open all | close all
Article Navigation
« Previous
Next »
Friday June 13th 2003
Bugbear Got Me 3:50 am-
Categories Computers Permalink Permalink
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Well I got hit by the Bugbear virus that’s been making it around the net lately. This is the first time I have ever got this kind of virus. This page has a lot of info on this little bastard.

This thing spreads by sending out e-mails to all the people in your address book. To make it even worse it also will disable the popular anti-virus and firewall programs. It also infects a number of popular programs.

And of course it gets even better. This thing also creates a backdoor into your computer so hackers can do whatever it is they do. This is the part that makes me nervous. Here is a list of things they can do with this backdoor this virus creates:

  • get information about infected computer
  • upload and download files
  • start files
  • delete files
  • terminate processes
  • get process list
  • start keylogger
  • start HTTP server on a selected port

Did you notice the keylogger entry? Yeah that’s just great. Here are the specifics on the keylogging feature of this bug:

It saves user’s keystrokes into a file with a random name and DLL extension located in Windows System folder. The worm periodically sends this file to a randomly selected e-mail address from the list of addresses stored together with the corresponding SMTP server names inside the worm’s body.

I don’t know jack about these kinds of things. But this virus sounds like it’s a clever piece of software (or whatever it’s classified as). I just hope my pc is clean now. I downloaded a few different programs to try to make sure this thing is purged from my pc. As a last resort I’ll just reformat and reinstall my os. I’m not going to dick around with this thing. I’m due for it anyway.

Views: 683
On this day...
Leave a Reply

Note: This post is over 5 years old. You may want to check later in this blog to see if there is new information relevant to your comment.

Article Navigation
« Previous
Next »
June 2003
S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930  
Mastodon me on Mastodon
ooh.directory a place to find good blogs that interest you.
Acolytes of Destruction a Bors Server Guild
Gawain the Blind The new home of Gawain on the internet.
Penny Arcade News Fucker 3000
Zero Punctuation The Escapist’s groundbreaking video review series starring Yahtzee
The Awful Forums The Something Awful Forums
Broken Toys A blog about stuff, by a guy who breaks and sometimes fixes stuff.
TWiT This WEEK in TECH
Evil Avatar Daily Gaming News… With Attitude
Kotaku Kotaku: a gamer’s guide that goes beyond the press release.
Voodoo Extreme IGN.com is the #1 gaming site on the web! Reviews, ratings, etc.
Blue’s News All the carnage that’s fit to post!

Is Sarah Palin Still Retarded?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
Polls Archive
Bad Behavior has blocked 1375 access attempts in the last 7 days.
Akismet has protected Hotelblues.com from 2,904 spam comments.
Boycott Staforce
left.gif
Copyright © 2022 Hotelblues.com All Rights Reserved | 95 queries, 0.316 seconds
right.gif

Powered by WordPress/ WordPress Plugins Used
Hosted by Pas-Com Web Hosting

impotent-membership
impotent-membership
impotent-membership
impotent-membership