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  • How Viruses Evolve Into All-Purpose Malware
    By on May 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    KingofGnG writes “Computer threats are continuously evolving, and some malicious codes are a problem difficult to tackle because of their inherent complexity and an intelligent design capable of constantly putting under pressure security companies. A remarkable ‘intelligent’ threat is for instance Sality, the ‘new generation’ file virus that according to Symantec has practically turned into an ‘all-in-one’ malware incorporating botnet-like functionalities (more…)

  • Prions Evolve Despite Having No DNA
    By on January 10, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute have shown for the first time that ‘lifeless’ organic substances with no genetic material — prions similar to those believed responsible for Mad Cow disease and similar, rare conditions in humans — are capable of evolving just like higher forms of life. The discovery could reshape the definition of life and have revolutionary impacts on how certain diseases are (more…)