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A New Way to Protect Computer Networks from Internet Worms
June 4, 2008
Scientists may have found a new way to combat the most dangerous form of computer virus. The method automatically detects--within minutes--when an Internet worm has infected a computer network. Network administrators can then isolate infected machines and hold them in quarantine for repairs.
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