from the inching-its-way-around-the-net dept.
jurt1235 writes "McAfee reports that a Linux worm has been found in the wild. The Linux/Lupper.worm is a derivative of the Linux/Slapper worm which also exists for BSD, just to be crossplatform. From the McAfee description: The worm blindly attacks web servers by sending malicious http requests on port 80. If the target server is running one of the vulnerable scripts at specific URLs and is configured to permit external shell commands and remote file download in the PHP/CGI environment, a copy of the worm could be downloaded and executed."
Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable.
Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable.