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Question 1: The defense against this was inspired by Michael Rabin's ________, "Randomization." To compensate for this possibility, Morris directed the worm to copy itself even if the response is "yes", 1 out of 15 times.
MantraBuddhism and HinduismBuddhismVajrayana

Question 2: The critical error that transformed the worm from a potentially harmless intellectual exercise into a virulent ________ attack was in the spreading mechanism.
InternetE-mailDenial-of-service attackFirewall (computing)

Question 3: The main body of the worm could only infect DEC ________ machines running 4BSD, and Sun 3 systems.
DECstationVAXstationPDP-11VAX

Question 4: [1] It was written by a student at ________, Robert Tappan Morris, and launched on November 2, 1988 from MIT.
Columbia UniversityRutgers UniversityBrown UniversityCornell University

Question 5: (Incidentally, Morris is now an associate professor at MIT.) Additionally, the Morris worm worked by exploiting known vulnerabilities in ________ sendmail, Finger, rsh/rexec and weak passwords.
Man pageAWKGNU Core UtilitiesUnix

Question 6: The Morris worm prompted DARPA to fund the establishment of the CERT/CC at ________ to give experts a central point for coordinating responses to network emergencies.
Robert Morris UniversityPoint Park UniversityCarnegie Mellon UniversityHeinz Field

Question 7: The Morris worm or Internet worm was one of the first computer worms distributed via the ________.
InternetWorld Wide WebE-mailInternet Relay Chat
















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