Yet another predictable worm in the wild. Bagel or Beagal depending on the site you are reading. Its another worm that requires one to run an attatched .exe file to become infected. I don ‘t think this worm is bad… I consider digital natural selection.
This is an excerpt of an IM conversation.
[15:46] irq13: THis months cryptogram is sooo good.
[15:47] irq13: they talk about e-voteing.
[15:47] irq13: Schneier has a belief that he talks about in practical crypto about what you are trying to break into being worth more $ then the act of breaking in.
[15:49] irq13: He quantified the spending of candidates on a per vote basis and it turns out that 1 vote (based on what pres candidates in 2002 spent) is worth $200 – $500
[15:49] irq13: It would take 0.5% of a swing vote to get the other candidate elected, effectively being worth upwards of $100m
[15:49] irq13: So they have to have security that would deter someone who has about $100m to spend breaking it.
[15:50] irq13: That ain’t gonna happen…. especially with a default windows install.