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Feds look for lessons from Internet worm

The worm that slowed the Internet and corporate networks worldwide last month highlighted the need for federal agencies to pay attention to the most basic security vulnerabilities — even in noncritical systems. The Slammer worm that hit during the weekend of Jan. 25 is one of a growing number of attacks intended to cause wide-scale disruptions rather than target specific high-profile systems. And like the majority of attacks, it took advantage of a vulnerability that had a fix. Worms are programs that replicate themselves from system to system without the need for a host file. Full Story

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