Meet Stumbler: Next Gen port scanning malware

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  1. ladyjeweler

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    Meet Stumbler: Next Gen port scanning malware
    By John Leyden
    Posted: 20/06/2003 at 11:20 GMT

    Security experts are tracking the spread of a mysterious piece of malware which has been linked to an upsurge in distributed port scanning on the Internet.

    Little is known about the malware - dubbed 55808 because of its Windows size, or Stumbler - other than that it appears to be a client capable of scanning and receiving network mapping data from other similar clients distributed across the Internet. The code is filed with errors which make it incapable of propagating automatically, according to ISS. However the security tools firm warns that further development of Stumbler to lead to the creation of potent denial of service attacks tools.

    Meet Stumbler
     
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    Hi ladyjeweler

    No problem, it is tough at the best of times to keep up with all the posts all the time ;)

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    Hello Ladyjeweler :D nice to 'meet' you in the forums here mate...

    Yes, as Crazy says, sometimes keeping track of posts can be a daunting task, don't feel bad mate, it happens to ALL of us sooner or later, posts get posted in different places, etc. and you can miss the same topic being discussed in another place.

    I just wanted to make you feel welcome and do please post information like that for the rest of us. Appreciated. :cool:

    Cheers, TAS.

    PS: btw I like your avatar :D nice friendly team hey!!!! But beware of the Tassie Devil of mine, he is vicious.... [j/k] ;)

    Are you a jeweller or just a nick you chose?
     
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    Hello CrazyM and TAS! Yes, I'm a jeweler.

    I Virus Mod at three Boards. I see spy1 at one of the Boards.

    Thanks for the welcome! :)

    Jeannie
     
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