May 16, 2009
"Creepy, crawly toxic software that contaminate our computers without our ever knowing it"
Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain and Internet security industry experts teach 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl about the dangers of computer viruses to the Internet in general and social networking sites in particular with emphasis on the Conficker Worm threat (Stahl's assessment: "I'm hearing Jaws music."). I can't recall a more wooden 60 Minutes performance by Stahl but at least it helps get the word out about what experts consider to be the most widespread worm in six years. View her 12 minute clip from this page, Wikipedia's Conficker entry, and Conficker Worm Google News search for latest developments. [JH]
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