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The Downadup worm is the biggest corporate virus outbreak since Nimda, having infected some six million machines this week.
Never mind the advanced persistent threat. A new mass-mailing worm that may conjure up images of Nimda and Code Red appears to be threatening email infrastructures.
Various iterations of the Nimda virus have slowed its propagation around the world after causing havoc on resource-constrained IT organizations.
The internet has come under a sustained and significant threat from network malware, especially since the emergence of the global Windows network worm in 2001 with Code Red and Nimda. Prior to this, most network worms were on a small, localized scale.
The vulnerability-to-worm cycle has shortened from 288 days in 1999 to 10 days this year, Foundstone analysts said in a report released earlier this week.
The spread of the pervasive Downadup worm appears to have reached its peak, but removal remains a concern.
Now that we're beyond the year Space Odyssey popularized, preparations to improve the security of IT systems would be lax if the tons of infosecurity lessons of 2001 were overlooked.
It's hard to believe that it's been a year since the Code Red worm was making its way across the globe.
The first decade of the 21st Century saw malicious Internet activity turn into a major criminal enterprise aimed at monetary gain. Here's how we got here.
It wasn't too long ago that Microsoft bore constant criticism for its lack of transparency regarding security vulnerabilities and subsequent fixes.
One cannot objectively...
Malicious attacks are evolving and, as Robert Clyde discovers, defenses to these attacks should evolve too
2001 was without any doubt the year of vulnerabilities.
Hackers are more likely to make regular, small-scale attacks on networks instead of trying to cause complete system shutdown, according to new research.
Microsoft today delivered a motley assortment of patches, offering fixes for eight server- and client-side vulnerabilities that could lead to attackers executing remote code.
The term ‘blended threats’ has become synonymous with viruses in the last year.
We live in a new era of blended threats, worm viruses and a host of new breeds of malicious mobile code that are more dangerous than ever.
The security wars continue.
The internet age has heralded unprecedented opportunities.
Villain or angel? Ryon Packer explains how your network intrusion detection system could become the latter.
There have been many cases reported in both trade and national press recently about the increasing threat of cyber attacks, and the methodology employed to exploit vulnerabilities in security implementations. Despite this increased emphasis on the reality of the threat, many organisations are ignoring the advances in security products and...