Worm anatomy and model

  title={Worm anatomy and model},
  author={Daniel P. W. Ellis},
We present a general framework for reasoning about network worms and analyzing the potency of worms within a specific network. First, we present a discussion of the life cycle of a worm based on a survey of contemporary worms. We build on that life cycle by developing a relational model that associates worm parameters, attributes of the environment, and the subsequent potency of the worm. We then provide a worm analytic framework that captures the generalized mechanical process a worm goes… CONTINUE READING
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