Security firms warn of smarter viruses

Friday, 30 September 2005, 3:04 PM EST

The first reports into September's security threats indicate that virus writers are getting smarter, using smaller malware that performs a specific task rather than trying to cause mass virus outbreaks.

According to the monthly virus chart from security firm Sophos the most common infection in September was Netsky P, a worm first identified 19 months ago.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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