Drew Curtis has posted some very funny photoshops of my blog picture on Fark. Some of the pix are in poor taste so don’t click if you’re squeamish.
Worm Alert: Incidentally, there’s a very nasty worm out there called W32.Nimda.A. It affects Microsoft’s IIS web server and spreads using a hole in Internet Explorer. You can be infected by this virus just by reading the e-mail. You can even be infected by just visiting an infected web site UNLESS you have updated Internet Explorer. IE 5 and 5.5 are susceptible. IE 6 is not.
It’s not currently known if the worm has a destructive payload, but a side effect of its activity is abnormal HTTP traffic. Webmasters running IIS should patch their servers. User like you and me should immediately run Windows update and apply all the critical patches. If you’ve patched since last March, you’re probably OK.
Some relevant links:
Kevin Poulsen’s write-up on Security Focus
The Microsoft patch is available on their site. Or you can run Windows update and apply all the critical patches.
The Symantec Anti-Virus Research Center alert.