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Superworm Manifesto unveiled at cybersecurity briefings

Internet worms until now have been mostly dumb, inefficient and poorly organized, making little impact. But software developer and activist Brandon Wiley unveiled a guide for correcting these flaws at the Black Hat Briefings security conference. The guide includes plans for creating a new generation of worms capable of communicating and cooperating to blanket the Internet quickly and quietly. In detailing what these new worms could look like, Wiley also offered a way for systems to be inoculated. “Coordination between worms is the key in my scheme for creating superworms,” said Wiley, founder of the Foundation for Decentralised Research. “It eliminates overzealous infection” so it does not choke on its own glut of traffic. Typical worms, such as Code Red, use random scanning to propagate, wasting bandwidth and competing with themselves once released. Nimda added the capability to use multiple avenues of attack. “That was very nice, but it was not very stealthy,” Wiley said. Full Story

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