Latest Morris worm Stories

2009-04-01 15:10:00

The dreaded Conficker Internet worm became more aggressive in communicating with its creators on Wednesday, as the malicious code reached the April 1st trigger date upon which it was set to modify itself to become harder to stop.  However, wary computer security experts seem correct in their predictions that the effects would be subdued. Although the estimated 3 million to 12 million computers infected by Conficker were instructed to accelerate attempts to "phone home" for commands,...

2008-06-05 14:04:07

Scientists may have found a new way to combat the most dangerous form of computer virus.The method automatically detects within minutes when an Internet worm has infected a computer network.Network administrators can then isolate infected machines and hold them in quarantine for repairs.Ness Shroff, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Networking and Communications at Ohio State University, and his colleagues describe their strategy in the current issue of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure...

2005-07-07 14:08:45

BERLIN (Reuters) -- Prosecutors have asked for a two-year suspended jail sentence for the man who wrote the Sasser Internet worm that wreaked havoc in big businesses and homes worldwide last year, a German court said on Thursday. The court in the western town of Verden said the defense had argued for a one-year probation as a maximum sentence for 19-year-old Sven Jaschan, who has confessed to creating the worm and pleaded guilty to all charges. The prosecution also wants Jaschan to perform...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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