Larry Seltzer: RSS Worms Are A Phony Threat

Yes, there are always new ways for malware to attack a system, but I'm not as worried as some are about RSS. Trend Micro's David Sancho paints a scary picture of a future with ubiquitous RSS capability that will come with the deployment of Internet Explorer 7. History has shown that it often makes sense to assume the worst in computer security, but not every assertion is reasonable.

Sancho's paper discusses several potential developments in "bot worms," which have certainly been the most troublesome threat on the Internet for several years. The sexiest claim is that worms will begin to utilize RSS to update themselves and spread new malware. Blog Away. RSS Worms Are A Phony Threat

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 1st December 2005 9:11PM