Stewart Twynham's IT security diary - The next big thing

It’s rare I get chance to catch up with old colleagues, however a children’s party proved such an opportunity this week. So what do web security specialists talk about amongst the jelly and ice cream? Armageddon, of course.

The idea of a major security catastrophe causing Internet meltdown isn’t new. The SQL Slammer worm took out tens of thousands of unpatched servers worldwide in 2003, and in 2004 millions of u-patched and unfirewalled home PCs were shut down by the Sasser worm.

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