Open Source Viruses: Worms, Bots and Buzzwords


So, we've had several bots utilize the ms06 040 vulnerability quite quickly. We also have a "worm" now utilizing it to exploit users.

Now, what exactly is the difference? How is a worm defined?

If we are to leave terminology aside for a moment, and agree that bots, and most worms, are in fact trojan horses with propagation capability, then the argument is moot. SecuriTeam Blogs Open Source Viruses: Worms, Bots and Buzzwords

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 4th September 2006 11:23PM