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Sasser keeps slithering

The various Sasser worms continue to wriggle into computers, hitting home users hard while affecting companies to a lesser degree than previous worms, say security experts.

The various Sasser worms continue to wriggle into computers, hitting home users hard while affecting companies to a lesser degree than previous worms, say security experts.

Net watchers wary of Sasser fallout

A researcher warns that a hybrid worm could be spun off Sasser, as companies are told to include the money spent cleaning up such attacks in the cost of owning technology.
May 6, 2004

Sasser keeps squirming into homes, businesses

Antivirus software maker Network Associates believes that as many as 80 percent of those infected by the Sasser worms are home users and students.
May 4, 2004

Sasser variants pose greater danger

update After a slow start, three new versions of the Sasser worm spread like wildfire on unpatched computers.
May 3, 2004

Toll likely stands at 500,000

Estimates based on Internet traffic analysis indicate that the worm and its variations have spread to about a half-million computers.
May 3, 2004

Netsky authors possibly penned Sasser

The programmers who created the latest variant of Netsky claim to be the authors of Sasser--and evidence from the code supports their assertion.
May 3, 2004

Prevention and cure

CNET reviews Simply removing the Sasser worm infection is not enough. A desktop firewall should protect vulnerable systems until the Microsoft security patch can be downloaded.
May 3, 2004

New worm's got sass, but not much else

update The latest worm could spread widely, but security experts believe that computer users got lucky because the program is poorly coded.
May 3, 2004

Sasser worm begins to spread

A worm starts spreading through the Internet using a vulnerability in a widely used component of the Windows operating system.
May 1, 2004

Worm warning intensifies

Security companies urge clients to patch their Windows systems, as concerns heighten that an MSBlast-like worm will be released soon--perhaps even as early as this weekend, according to one firm.
April 30, 2004

Alarm growing over bot software

Many network administrators fret about the next worm, but security experts warn that a quieter, equally damaging threat is gaining control of large networks of computers.
April 30, 2004