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What's In Store For 2004!

Published: 2004-01-09
Last Updated: 2004-01-10 00:22:49 UTC
by Deborah Hale (Version: 1)
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2004 to be year of the 'superworm'
Is it possible that "Virus writers have created secret P2P virus network"? According to one security company there is evidence that a potential "sinister underground peer-to-peer (P2P) virus creation network" has been created. Pete Simpson, manager of ThreatLab at Clearswift says "It looks as though 2004 will be the year of the superworm". To read more about the potential for this "superworm" check the articles on VNUNet.
http://www.vnunet.com/News/1151887

http://www.vnunet.com/News/1151898
Computer virus plague predicted
Some sources expect this year to bring a bumper crop of new viruses and malware to the Internet.
Many new viruses and variations of old viruses have been added to the definition files since January 1. According to the web sites of three of the major players in the AV world:
Symantec 13

McAfee 5

Trend Micro 14
http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,8347518^421,00.html
Could this be a record year? Only time will tell. Bookmark this page and check back with us daily to see what's happening in the world of modern technology.
Update on WeatherBug False Alert - It appears that the alert yesterday that went out in the DC area was caused by an operator error during a test of the systems software changes.
http://timesargus.nybor.com/Story/58206.html


New 'phishing' exploits today:
Earthlink - We are receiving reports that Earthlink once again is a target for exploitation. Earthlink users are reportedly receiving an e-mail supposedly from Earthlink Security telling them that their password has been compromised and to click on the button in the e-mail to change it.
Deb Hale
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