Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 09:57 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Discovered by Czech researchers, the Chuck Norris botnet has been spreading by taking advantage of poorly configured routers and DSL modems. The malware got the Chuck Norris moniker from a programmer's Italian comment in its source code: 'in nome di Chuck Norris', which means 'in the name of Chuck Norris'. Chuck Norris is unusual in that it infects DSL modems and routers rather than PCs. It installs itself on routers and modems by guessing default administrative passwords and taking advantage of the fact that many devices are configured to allow remote access. They're behind the times, though. It should've been the Epic Beard Man Botnet. Move over, Chuck.
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This is rather effective...
by fatjoe on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 10:21 UTC
fatjoe
Member since:
2010-01-12

At this point, I should drop everything and run to my modem to see if it is infected. Instead, I am searching the tubes for new "Chuck Norris facts" jokes...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Norris_facts

Edited 2010-02-22 10:26 UTC

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sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

This man crushes Chuck Norris botnets with his eyebrows:

http://www.schneierfacts.com/

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