S3 Ep111: The business risk of a sleazy “nudity unfilter” [Audio + Text]


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Yes, sadly, Doug, that’s the long and the short of it. It drew an ASCII-art Christmas tree and spread via email, causing massive disruption to mainframes the world over, and was kind of a precursor to the I Love You virus which affected IBM PCs. Once you’d authorised it, it was able to read your files, and because it could read your files, it could get the list of all the people you normally corresponded with from your so called nicknames or NAMES file, and blasted itself out to all of them.

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