The Signals Grow On The Internet
PC world has two articles on Blaster:
* Next-Gen Windows Worms Will Be Smarter
: Despite infecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide, the recent W32.Blaster worm is poorly written and inefficient, blunting its impact, according to security experts.
However, future versions of the worm could correct Blaster's flaws and spread much more quickly, resulting in service outages on infected networks and causing far greater harm to businesses and individual users on the Internet, experts warn.
* New Blaster Variant Surfaces
:Less than two days after it first appeared on the Internet, the W32.Blaster worm has already spawned a variation that is also spreading, warn antivirus vendors.
So take it from your resident doesn't-practice-what-he-preaches security professional, patch your systems NOW
, if you haven't already done so (or are a wise Linux or Mac user).
PS--One million bonus points to anybody who gets the title reference. Hint: think Peter Gabriel.