How ideas from biology-evolution, immune systems and forensics-will keep your PC safe from hackers
By Dan TynanPosted 10.01.2006 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
What do you think happens when you connect your computer to the Internet? In less than an hour, it may not be yours anymore. While you're Googling your name and checking e-mail, a hacker, perhaps in Eastern Europe-let's call him Ivan-quietly takes over your machine. There are a dozen ways Ivan could do it, but he probably found you with a program he didn't get at Best Buy called a port scanner, which roams the Internet like a clumsy cat burglar, trying every doorknob until it locates one left unlocked.