Fighting the army of byte-eating zombies

Friday, 8 October 2004, 2:25 PM EST

"Over the past six months, Symantec documented more than 4,496 new Windows (particularly Win32) viruses and worms, over four and a half times the number as the same period in 2003."

Whoa. I'm no mathematician, but that means we're seeing a new virus or worm every hour of every day. Of course, not all of these are Sasser or Blaster or CodeRed, but still. That number should get your PHB's attention. Walk in and say, "PHB, we've been at work 8 hours today. During that time, 8 new viruses and worms have been created. When we come in tomorrow, 16 more will have been created. 24 hours in a day, 24 new viruses and worms." Let that one sink in.

By Scott Granneman at SecurityFocus.

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