Designer Worms and Viruses, Coming Soon to an Organization Near You

I'm an old English teacher, now just old. I'm amazed at the speed with which new terms fly through our culture. I want to add my own: Designer Virii, Designer worms. Study the news; organizations are increasingly attacked for financial gain or to disrupt competitive operations. It isn't about innocent schoolboys and their pranks. Infowarfare isn't just for governments any more.

So what are Designer Virii and how do they come about? DV/W are destructive payloads engineered to exploit known weaknesses in your organization's infrastructure. Now before you get paranoid about people poking about, consider the other means used to learn your infrastructure. Guides

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 9th December 2005 6:51AM