How to stop viruses? Build a 'killer bot'

Friday, 21 May 2004, 8:43 AM EST

The computer virus is, it seems, as unstoppable as its biological forebears--and possesses the same appetite for evolution.

As the internet grows and our computers become more powerful, so do the viral attacks. It seems like only yesterday I surmised that the most successful form of artificial life we had yet encountered was indeed the computer virus, because of its ability to propagate, mutate and survive. But even more sophistication has quickly arrived in the worm, Trojan horse, spyware and spam--and there seems no end to the evolution of this modern curse to IT.

By Peter Cochrane at ZDNet.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Windows 0-day exploited in ongoing attacks, temporary workarounds offered

Posted on 22 October 2014.  |  A new Windows zero-day vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild and is primarily a risk to users on servers and workstations that open documents with embedded OLE objects.


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

Thu, Oct 23rd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //