The Trouble With Viruses
Once again, the virus writers targeted Windows. Microsoft simply has to do a better job of making its OS more secure.
As I write this, were just getting over the latest virus scareif indeed its really over. MyDoom, also known as Novarg, Shimg, and Mimail.R, started propagating itself at a furious rate, initially through Kazaa and as an e-mail attachment. Soon, the fastest-moving infection yet on the Internet was everywhere.
MyDoom wasnt anything special. Most people got infected by clicking on an attachment that turned out to be an executable filesomething weve warned our readers about for years. But many still continued to click, and the virus spread.
The Trouble with Viruses<
This is just one more example of the problems that viruses and security holes are creating. Perhaps I was luckyand perhaps my antivirus software workedbut MyDoom didnt infect any of my computers. I was still bothered by it, though, with lots of e-mail delays. And the sheer number of delivery failure messages MyDoom caused was problematic.