The blogosphere is full of mentions to the worm that is attacking old versions of the WordPress blog platform and the attack on the popular Scobleizer blog. I was reading about it in the weekend, particularly how the worm works, what it does, how to prevent it and how to recover from it.
As Matt Mullenweg, creator of WordPress, puts it: “This particular worm, like many before it, is clever”. One of the things it does is changing the links of the blog to something like this:
These graphs are plotted against data present in a database which is fed by the scoring bot, which periodically checks all services and awards points to the teams if their services run or if they cracked another team’s services.
Via the DDJ’s Portal Blog, it seems that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is providing “virtual machine images” of secure configurations of Windows XP and Vista.
The images contain pre-configured security settings for agencies to use when testing and evaluating their applications to ensure they function effectively and securely during migration to these new operating systems.