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DEFINITION: A bot worm is a self-replicating malware program that resides in current memory (RAM), turns infected computers into zombies (or bots) and transmits itself to other computers. A bot worm may be created with the ultimate intention of creating a botnet that functions as a vehicle for the spread of viruses, Trojans and spam. Typically, bot worms have exploited vulnerabilities in Windows operating systems  … 
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Enhance Security with Intel® vPro™ Technology
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Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server Beta
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: Forefront Security for Exchange helps protect your email infrastructure from infection and downtime through an approach that emphasizes layered defenses, optimization of Exchange Server performance and availability, and simplified management control.
Posted: 26 Sep 2006 | Premiered: 26 Sep 2006

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PRODUCT DEMO: The Sophos Email Security Appliance offers high-capacity, high-availability security for your email network, delivering protection updates every five minutes and providing the most up-to-date email security available.
Posted: 18 Apr 2006 | Premiered: 18 Apr 2006

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WORMS DEFINITION (continued): …  but attacks are increasingly targeting other types of applications, including antivirus software. In December 2006, a bot worm called Big Yellow exploited a vulnerability in the corporate version of Symantec's security software. One of the earliest bot worms was Zotob, which exploited a buffer overflow vulnerability, allowing malicious hackers to gather personal and financial information from targeted computers and networks. Sometimes the presence of a bot worm causes the infected computer to repeatedly crash. Often, however, the user of an infected computer may not be aware of the trouble until … 
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