Ant-ivirus

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by midway40, Sep 28, 2009.

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  1. midway40

    midway40 Registered Member

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    "Digital ants to the rescue

    Swarms of digital ants may soon crawl all over the internet, scouting not for food, but computer worms and self-replicating programs designed to steal information or facilitate unauthorised use of machines. Security experts have successfully deployed a new type of network security software which mimics the habits of real-world ants..."

    http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/digital-ants-torescue/371377/
     
  2. Arin

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    Well as far as I know the baddies don't just hide inside the cablings. They are either loaded in RAM or stored in local discs of some machine. So does it mean the digital ants will break into those machines?

    Or it will be performed through an open port with user's permission? Sounds like nanomites. :D

    And computer users need not worry that a swarm of digital ants will decide to take up residence in their machine by mistake. Digital ants cannot survive without software “sentinels” located at each machine, which in turn report to network “sergeants” monitored by humans, who supervise the colony and maintain ultimate control.

    Is it SaaS?
     
  3. scott1256ca

    scott1256ca Registered Member

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    2nd paragraph
    Now reread it, but replace the word "threat" with the word "vulnerability" and see if you get worried about potential abuse of this "new technology". :)

    Edit:
    I guess you also have to replace the words "huuman operators" with the words "virus writers" or "little bastards". :)
     
  4. noone_particular

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    A whole new meaning for "buggy" or "web bug". It wouldn't surprise me if they use a variation of this technology against P2P. It has potential for automated denial of service attacks against file sharers.
     
  5. kasperking

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    well thankfully its not digital aunts:D
     
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