Email limits can slow virus spread

Wednesday, 27 November 2002, 1:40 PM EST

Restricting the number of emails a PC can send can slow down the speed of virus infections, researchers have found.

Matthew Williamson, a researcher at the Hewlett Packard laboratories in Bristol, found that imposing an email limit on PCs slowed down virus outbreaks long enough for technicians to eliminate them.

According to the BBC programme Go Digital, instead of trying to discover a way to kill a virus, Dr Williamson looked at how to prevent it from infecting other computers and delay its spread.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

(IN)SECURE Magazine issue 43 released!

Posted on 16 September 2014.  |  (IN)SECURE Magazine is a free digital security publication discussing some of the hottest information security topics. This issue covers web application security, mobile hacking, certification, Black Hat, and much more.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Wed, Sep 17th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //