Tag Archives: Worm

The Price of Worms

By | June 3, 2004

How damaging are worms? Very, says Sandvine Inc, a Canada based Internet security company. It says that the main damage is on ISPs who lose bandwidth to them, and face daily Denial of Service attacks. “In fact,” Sandvine says in one new report (PDF, registration required), ”Internet worms and the malicious, malformed data traffic they generate are wreaking havoc… Read More »

The Lingering Damage Of Worms

By | March 4, 2004

Worms cause a lot of problems, long after we’ve forgotten about them. Sandvine Incorporated, a network hardware provider, says that worm attacks are hitting internet service provider networks, “degrading the broadband experience for home Internet users and imposing anywhere from thousands to millions (of dollars) in unplanned network and customer support costs directly related to thwarting attacks”. This… Read More »

I’m Not Saying Worms Are A Good Idea But…

By | September 2, 2003

 One small consolation of worms like Sobig is that you end up having a large number of inadvertent penpals. It’s like a huge chainletter. Sobig ransacks address books and fires off emails to all and sundry, along with the worm (which then does lots of damage, I’m not contesting).   While I don’t condone the activities of silly… Read More »

I’m Not Saying Worms Are A Good Idea But…

By | September 2, 2003

 One small consolation of worms like Sobig is that you end up having a large number of inadvertent penpals. It’s like a huge chainletter. Sobig ransacks address books and fires off emails to all and sundry, along with the worm (which then does lots of damage, I’m not contesting).   While I don’t condone the activities of silly… Read More »