Think you've heard the last of the Bagle virus? CNET's Robert Vamosi has some disturbing new insights into this pest, which has been around since January 2004. Vamosi argues that Bagle is perhaps the most significant new virus to emerge in the past few years, because malicious authors have been able to launch fresh attacks by varying its code. That way, they can deposit new and more harmful malicious software on people's systems.
Now attackers are trying to get around antivirus defenses by including a "rootkit"--essentially, software that shields other files from discovery--along with … Read more