RE: Sobig.f surprise attack today

OK... Maybe I'm smoking crack here, but, if they have the list of 20
machines,wouldn't it make more sense to replace them with honey-pots that download
code to remove SOBIG instead of just disabling them?

Only if we make assumptions that what they state is 100% fact and the whole truth of the matter. They know of 20 but, who is to say a variant in the wild doesn't know of 20 more ? Or 100 more ? Too late anyway. My other list subscriptions show it active now ...

~S~

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OK... Maybe I'm smoking crack here, but, if they have the list of 20 machines,wouldn't it make more sense to replace them with honey-pots that download
code to remove SOBIG instead of just disabling them?
   
Only if we make assumptions that what they state is 100% fact and the whole truth of the matter. They know of 20 but, who is to say a variant in the wild doesn't know of 20 more ? Or 100 more ? Too late anyway. My other list subscriptions show it active now ...

symantec sez that it listens for properly-signed announcements
about new and improved servers from which to receive said payload.
so it can change the source list at any time.

s.