Complexity Digest 2004.04 - 07
Jan. 27, 2004
Mutating Software Could Predict Hacker Attacks, NewScientist
Excerpts: Novel computer viruses and worms can sweep the world within hours, (...), because firewalls and antiviral software work by identifying the telltale signatures of known attacks. They are useless against anything completely new.
But now software engineers at Icosystem in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have developed a program that can predict what is coming next by "evolving" future hacker and virus attacks based on information from known ones.(...)
The idea would be to generate these novel attack strategies centrally, then remotely update the intrusion-detection software protecting PCs and networks around the world.
- Source: Mutating Software Could Predict Hacker Attacks
[ http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994588 ], Will Knight, New Scientist, 04/01/21