Predation and the cost of replication: New approaches to malware prevention?

Abstract

Computer viruses and worms are often compared to their biological counterparts. Researchers in the field speak of ‘‘infection’’, ‘‘innate immunity’’ and ‘‘epidemics’’ – all expressions with distinctly biological connotations. However, despite the similarity of language, there are marked and important differences between computer viruses and their biological… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cose.2006.02.002

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