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.

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