The explosive growth of internet connectivity had one unpleasant result: Explosive growth of email worms.
Despite the availability of effective virus scanner software, there is no end in sight. To the contrary: The fact that viruses can act as Trojan horses that get inside of powerful computers, taking full control over their high bandwidth internet connections, makes viruses increasingly attractive to criminals, who make money by sending billions of spam emails. Spams sent by trojaned computers can rarely be traced to the originator.
Fighting the continuous spreading of viruses requires better education of computer users, wider use of up-to-date virus filters and more efforts by internet service providers.
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The Virus Ward: ISPs that appear to ignore reports of infected customer machines