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January 25, 2003

Electronic Attack Slows Internet

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Traffic on the many parts of the Internet slowed dramatically for hours early Saturday, the apparent effects of a fast-spreading, virus-like infection that overwhelmed the world's digital pipelines and interfered with Web browsing and delivery of e-mail.

CNN.com/technology (link removed)

The Software Times servers were out for several hours. The attackers were exploiting a security weakness in MS SQL 2000.

If a woman can get millions for being stupid enough to spill hot coffee on herself, how much in damages could one collect for sloppy M$ programming? I understand the Bill Gates has deep pockets, deeper than MacDonald's. Just a passing thought :))

To check out how the Internet is doing, visit:

The Internet Health Report

and it you want to know what all those numbers and colors mean, visit:

The health report explained - Link expired

Denny Schlesinger
Caracas - Venezuela

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