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Unit 6 1 Running Head: UNIT 6 PROJECT QUESTIONS Unit 6 Project Questions from Course Page Jennifer Angel Kaplan University IT 590 Legal and Ethical Issues in IT Dr. Mike McGivern February 16, 2010
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Unit 6 2 Abstract Through out our daily lives everyone is affected by the choices they make. Whether the choice is wrapped around doing good deeds for others or creating a challenging day for people in the internet world, choices are the guides for people to use on a daily basis. This paper will attempt to correctly answer the questions below through careful study and research.
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Unit 6 3 Unit 6 Questions 1. What are the two reasons why a fast-moving worm is usually more dangerous than a worm that replicates more slowly? Flash worms as they are called are not able to be stopped by human speed. Once a host has been identified as being infected, it's too late to try and stop the Flash worm from attacking the next host and so on down the line. The creation of an intervention program that runs automatically is the only way to slow down a Flash worm and eventually kill it out. The problem with slow moving worms is the fact that they are virtually undetectable. Which means it could be weeks, months or years before anyone would notice the worm. For example, the Morris worm and slammer worm consumed all CPU time at the host level and congested the network. There could be exceptions to the above characters. For example, the Slammer worm didn't use any TCP connections at all. Though the Morris worm and the Slammer worm didn't have any malicious payload, they potentially could have had malicious payload that could have done a lot more damage.
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