[Fwd: From comp.risks, the Warhol Worm (Worstcase scenario)]

From: Brian Atkins (brian@posthuman.com)
Date: Fri Aug 10 2001 - 22:49:15 MDT

So you see an AI could take over the whole Net in 15 minutes :-)
I wonder if this time will decrease as bandwidth and computing power
become more abundant...

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Subject: From comp.risks, the Warhol Worm (Worstcase scenario)
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 22:41:21 -0400
From: Jesse <jesse@fsck.com>
To: fork@xent.com, geeks@linguist.dartmouth.edu

Finally, someone's run the numbers and designed the algorithm for a
worst-case maximum-virulence worm. This thing make code-red look benign.


jesse reed vincent -- root@eruditorum.org -- jesse@fsck.com 
70EBAC90: 2A07 FC22 7DB4 42C1 9D71 0108 41A3 3FB3 70EB AC90
autoconf is your friend until it mysteriously stops working, at which 
point it is a snarling wolverine attached to your genitals by its teeth
 (that said, it's better than most of the alternatives)  -- Nathan Mehl

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