Microsoft researchers target worms, buffer overruns

Friday, 4 March 2005, 5:45 AM EST

Researchers at Microsoft showed off some forward-looking technologies on Wednesday, including new ways to protect systems against Internet worms, prevent hacker attacks and measure available bandwidth on home networks.

At its fifth annual TechFest, Microsoft Research presented about 150 projects at the company's Redmond, Washington, headquarters. The event was expected to attract about 6,000 Microsoft employees. Its main purpose is to promote the exchange of ideas, or "tech transfers," between Microsoft Research and product teams at the software maker.

By Joris Evers at InfoWorld.

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