Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Storm brewing on the horizon
Silently but steadily, there's been a computer worm working its way through Windows machines across the entire global internet for the better part of this year. Its method of delivery has changed over time and its creators are determined to spread their little demon at all costs. They have even gone on the offensive against individuals or companies who are working to defeat their worm. It was built from the ground up to impact the PC's performance in a way to make it noticeable and the method of control is a decentralized peer to peer system that will make battling this beast difficult at best.
I don't believe that this worm has a specific purpose coded into it, rather its a platform for whatever is required of it.
Estimates on the worm installation base range from 2 to 50 million PC's and anywhere in between.
That's a scary storm indeed.
And all of this is made possible by operating system architecture errors by the fine folks in Redmond. Gee, great.