The end of e-mail viruses and antivirus apps

Monday, 18 August 2003, 8:02 AM EST

Four years after the Melissa virus and three years after the ILOVEYOU virus duped us with clever e-mail subject lines, the latest viral pest, MSBlast, captured the world's attention without involving e-mail at all--and thus successfully introducing a new method of mass-infecting PCs.

MSBlast isn't the most efficient worm, but because it infected a large number of home systems and corporate networks, I expect other virus writers will soon emulate it. And that could result in some changes for today's antivirus products.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

What does the future hold for cloud computing?

Posted on 21 July 2014.  |  Cloud computing’s widespread adoption by businesses and consumers alike all but guarantees that, in five to ten years’ time, the technology will still be very much with us.


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

Mon, Jul 21st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //