Is Nyxem really that dangerous?

Security researchers don't have a crystal ball or a time machine to ensure their warnings are 100% on target. All they can do is look at the code and infection rates, then call it as they see it.

In the end, IT professionals may be wise to prepare for the worst-case scenario -- making sure their AV vendor is on top of things and that there's an in-house system to blunt the worm's potential impact. If an IT shop practices defense-in-depth, it probably has nothing to worry about. Home users and smaller companies without a security infrastructure might not be so lucky.

We'll find out one way or the other next Friday. Security Blog Log: Is Nyxem really that dangerous?

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 28th January 2006 7:19AM