Good Worm? Bad Idea
from the of-course-it-is dept
A few weeks ago I heard a few people suggesting the idea of a "good worm". That is a computer worm that goes around automatically from machine to machine and gets rid of bad worms, trojan horses and viruses. This seemed like an absolutely awful idea, because the probability of this "good worm" doing something terrible is pretty high. There's no way to predict what it'll do, and it's pretty likely to turn bad very quickly. Of course, someone apparently released such a "good worm", but it's really just a trick. That good worm isn't even remotely good, and is probably just as bad as other worms. They also have a bunch of computer experts pointing out that the whole good worm idea is a terrible one.