Linked by Andrew Youll on Wed 17th Aug 2005 15:52 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Windows The internet is full of hosts running unpatched versions of Windows. Should Microsoft release patching worms to fix every vulnerable system on the Internet in a matter of minutes? That's one of the hot questions that security researcher Jose Nazario, famous for his WormBlog, answered in this interview on SecurityFocus. It's a nice read, especially when they start comparing computer worms to nature phenomena.
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Worm history
by thryllkill on Wed 17th Aug 2005 17:28 UTC
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Wasn't the first internet worm pretty innocent, but the coder made a mathmatical error and it brought most of the internet down? I'd hate to see what a buggy rushed to release MS produced worm could do.

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RE: Worm history
by on Thu 18th Aug 2005 04:13 in reply to "Worm history"
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If you are talking about the Morris worm, it is questionable if it really was a mathematical error. Later analysis showed that it was fairly sloppy written, and I seem to remember that this "mathematical error" didn't really have any impact on the outcome.

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