Monthly Archives: August 2005

Myfip Worm Analysis

One of the unanswered questions is what the thieves do with all the files this tool sends back to the FTP server.  If they were to capture everything on my work PC, they’d get a middle manager’s desktop conglomeration:  Thousands of more-or-less useless files and a few dozen documents which would probably be valuable to someone.  There are also a bunch of database files (in several formats) which could be mined, but aren’t clearly useful as they stand.  I have trouble finding stuff in this mess; how would someone who doesn’t work here make sense of it?

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Mom’s Transforming Desk

Mom & Dad had this neat desk. I’m not sure how they acquired it–probably a wedding present–but it’s been part of our lives for as long as any of us “kids” remember.

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The Last Presbyterian Sermon

Great Britain was still reeling from religious wars, and it wasn’t clear that they’d not resume.  One of the many fascinations of Pepys’ Diary is the insight it shows into that turbulent time.

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