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What is a computer worm and how does it spread?

A computer worm is a form of malware, just like its more notorious cousin, the virus.
Where a worm differs from a virus is that it typically doesn’t infect or manipulate files on its own.
Instead, it simply clones itself over and over again and spreads via a network (say, the Internet, a local area network at home, or a company’s intranet) to other systems where it continues to replicate itself.

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Nest Dropcams Can Be Taken Down via Bluetooth Vulnerabilities
21 March 2017, 2:36 am

Nest's security cameras, the Dropcam and Dropcam Pro, can be wirelessly attacked via Bluetooth and Google has done nothing about this yet. 

Discovered by security researcher Jason Doyle a few months back, there are three vulnerabilities in the camera firmware version 5.2.1 which allows them to crash and stop recording footage with the help of Bluetooth. This, of course, is just perfect for all those burglars facing the "inconvenience" of breaking into a Nest "protected" home. 

Doyle warned Google about the problem back in October, but there's been no software updates thus far, which pushed Doyle to go public with the details of the flaws. Perhaps now Google will finally do something about this problem since it has a track record of fixing vulnerabilities before they are made public. 

As mentioned, there are several bugs. For the first... (read more)

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