Slammer/Sapphire Worm and Shades of Code Red - 30 Jan 2003

Although the SQL Slammer worm didn't damage data or databases, the uproar that it caused has proved some simple concepts. First, that a tiny worm (376 bytes) with only the essential amount of code can spread rapidly and consume large amounts of bandwidth in the process. And second, that it's essential for businesses to take defensive security measures sooner rather than later. Mark Edwards explores the Slammer worm's effects in his Security UPDATE commentary "Slammer/Sapphire Worm and Shades of Code Red" at   http://www.secadministrator.com/articles/index.cfm?articleid=37846 .

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