February 4, 2003

The Big Lessons of a Little Worm

Slammer's ripple effect also demonstrated how damage can spread beyond prime targets. For instance, due to the sheer volume of overflow traffic, some outfits running Linux-based systems in the same data centers as Slammer-infected machines also lost access to their non-Microsoft systems, experts say. A related lesson: Backup Internet connections don't guarantee protection.

Link: newsfactor.com


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