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Friday, November 12, 2004

First "Zero Day" Virus Seems Imminent

Computer Weekly is reporting that the latest version of MyDoom has arrived, this time only two days after an Internet Explorer security was made public by two hackers. What makes this significant is how quickly it happened. Two years ago, when a vulnerability was announced, it took four to six weeks before a virus was taking advantage of it, giving people a chance to protect against it. For the first six months of this year, it was 5.8 business days, said Alfred Huger, senior director of engineering at Symantec. This virus represents a new record, just two days. Experts have long worried they will eventually see a "Zero Day" virus, one that attacks on the day of or even before a flaw is discovered. When that happens, there will be no protection for users, and we could see some serious damage.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

would using this sites security software work against this?
http://www.gravityinternet.net/services-security-network.html

Kindest regards
Bert

9:09 AM  

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