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Engaging in worm warfare

2004 looks to be another Year of the Worm — but you can lessen the damage done by these nasty intruders with a little preparation. Last summer, it seemed the onslaught would never end. One after another, a progression of worms and other malware threatened to bring down systems as enterprises floundered in a morass of unpatched vulnerabilities and malicious e-mails opened by unwary employees. The worms did more than just annoy. Organizations ranging from the U.S. Marine Corps to CSX, one of the larger transportation companies in the world, found themselves temporarily out of business. At CSX, the Nachi worm took out the sprawling railroad’s signaling systems, stranding train traffic for nearly two days. This winter, things appear to have calmed down. New worm attacks have dropped to a lower level – but that doesn’t mean the threat is gone. Full Story

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