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The Internet worm comes of age
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, November 05, 2004 - 02:35 AM
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At around midnight on November 2, 1988 the Morris worm, which was written by a 23 year old Cornell student called Robert Tappan Morris, was released on the then-embryonic Internet.

Sophos’s Richmond told ZDNet Australia that malware is unlikely to go away over the next 16 years but it should have less impact as software companies develop their applications with security in mind – rather than as an afterthought.

Also, he said that the next generation Internet will run on IPv6, which is a communications protocol that lays the foundation for a far more secure and safe online commercial environment.

Complete information at ZDnet and News.com.

 
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