University stops malware with open source
A team of IT staffers at the University of Indianapolis last week showed off a bundle of open source tools and scripts it uses to trap and isolate PCs infected by viruses or spyware.
Dubbed Shelob, after the sinister giant spider in J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings," the software identifies suspect traffic patterns, identifies the computers involved and then shunts them to a closed virtual LAN. Users get an appropriate Web screen, explaining what's happened and how to fix their PC or whom to call for help. School nixes malware with open source
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