Computer viruses face slow down

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  1. Primrose

    Primrose Registered Member

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    Tuesday, 26 November, 2002, 08:45 GMT
    Computer viruses face slow down



    "Computer viruses could, in the future, find it much harder to spread themselves over the internet.
    Matthew Williamson, a researcher at the Hewlett-Packard laboratories in Bristol, UK, has come up with a way to slow down the rate of infection.

    It works by limiting the number of connections at any one time from an infected computer. This has the effect of throttling the spread of the virus, giving technicians time to spot and eliminate the bug.



    ....He took a novel approach to the problem of computer viruses. Instead of trying to find a way to kill a virus, he looked at how to prevent it from infecting other computers."

    READ THE FULL STORY HERE:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2511961.stm
     
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    "But he said that one of the advantages his anti-virus measure was that the way to get round it was to write a slower virus. This in turn would give technicians more time to deal with it."

    That is a unique idea! Good one too. Plus. how ironic that, if implemented, it would force the bad guys to write slower viruses.
     
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