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

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Its rare I get chance to catch up with old colleagues, however a childrens 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 isnt 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. But its now 2007 - the Internet has more users (including major but less experienced adopters such as China) and the world is clearly overdue for something big.

Whilst the speculation at our gathering over exactly what and when caused much heated debate, we were all pretty much in agreement as to where...

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