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Nimda

An extremely effective denial-of-service worm that takes advantage of numerous security loopholes in Microsoft's Web server (IIS) and browser (IE) software. Meaning "admin" backwards, Nimda usurps disk space in both clients and servers by depositing unwanted files in local folders and network shares and attaching itself to executables.

Nimda infects vulnerable IIS servers by adding a line of JavaScript to common Web pages that, when browsed by any user on a client machine, cause a virus file (README.EXE) within an Outlook .EML file to be downloaded and executed automatically. Users must have Outlook installed for this bizarre event to work. Introduced in September 2001 and affecting more than a million machines, Nimda propagates to other servers via FTP and to other users by using its own SMTP forwarding engine to send the virus to all the mail recipients that it finds. It also makes the hard disks in the server sharable for anyone. Nimda-A was the first release of the virus and uses README.EXE and README.EML files. Nimda-B, released shortly thereafter, uses PUTA!!.SCR and PUTA!!.EML files instead. See Web Server Folder Traversal and MIME exploit.
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As the Nimba chimpanzees do not yet tolerate human presence at close range, the team used new molecular genetic techniques to analyse hairs collected from the nests.
A three-stage population-representative rural sample from Nimba County was drawn using data from the 2008 National Census, obtained from the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS).
Sexual gender-based violence and health facility needs assessment (Lofa, Nimba, Grand Gedeh and Grand Bassa counties).
An independent impact assessment conducted in 2008 by the Liberia Institute for Public Administration in Lofa, Nimba, River Gee, and Grand Gedeh counties found that short-term labor-intensive road projects had a positive impact on the security situation in communities because many unemployed individuals were provided opportunities to engage in legitimate and legal livelihoods.
they were then having this problem between the Mandingos and Manos and Gio tribes in Nimba County.
Tension remains high in the Dungu area, where some villages a" Duru, Kiliwa and Nimba a" were attacked last week by Ugandan rebels, with at least ten people killed and over a hundred abducted" he added.
Managing director B Muthuraman said Tata would own a 75 per cent stake in the iron mine in Nimba Mountain, with Ivory Coast's state-owned Sodemi holding the remainder.
17) In December 1989, a small group of armed rebels led by an Americo-Liberian, Charles Taylor, invaded Nimba County with the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL).
But Nimba assures that you'll get to the full squat eventually.
However, land disputes between them in Lofa, Nimba, and Bong counties were being resolved and did not become violent.
Still more clearly the direct impact of primitive art is seen in Pablo Picasso's 'Bronze head of a woman' of the 1930-2, its original being the mask of Nimba from Guinea, Africa, belonging to the collection of Picasso and now at his museum.
Putting these safeguards in place helped protect the network from the I Love You and Nimba viruses.