IM worms pose significant threat


This year I began informally tracking Instant Messaging worms after a friend's PC became infected with one. The infection happened when the daughter clicked a link in one of her contact's 'away' messages. At the time, no antivirus software I tried was able to detect the threat and both Task Manager and Registry Editor had been rendered inaccessible by the infector.

After the ordeal was over, I searched the various antivirus vendor sites to see just what sort of info they had about IM threats. This was in January 2005 and I was able to find only 28 descriptions from 2001 through to the end of 2004. That's when I decided to track the threats, checking for new descriptions on the various antivirus vendor sites and logging it in an Excel spreadsheet. IM worms pose significant threat

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 28th September 2005 9:46PM