HP Writes ‘Good Worm’?
Opinion: No, it’s not a worm, but HP’s Active Countermeasures uses wormlike techniques to find and secure vulnerable systems. Although we shouldn’t be afraid, it needs to be used judiciously.
I have my own opinion of letting loose ANYBODY’S worm- BAD IDEA. When it comes to subjects of security, I tend to lean towards paranoia. It’s much safer than the alternative. All I need to do in order to figure out if HP’s move is a good one or a bad one is to guess how long it will be before some Black Hat gets hold of it and mutates it into a system-killer. I’m going to figure about 2 weeks, tops.