Super worms imminent predicts Qualys CTO


Worms capable of carrying out simultaneous attacks across a range of operating systems or exploiting multiple vulnerabilities could arrive this year according to Gerhard Eschelbeck, the outspoken CTO of U.S. security specialist Qualys Inc.

Long predicted in doom-laden tones by security experts, such multi-platform 'super-worms' could now be inevitable given the increasing frequency and sophistication of major attacks, he said.

Stopping such an attack would require coordination across a diverse range of systems, making it difficult to counter and potentially devastating for company systems. Likely targets would include Windows, Unix and possibly Linux.

Concern about such a possibility is nothing new but Eschelbeck

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