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Worm impact on BGP (posted 2003-08-03)

Yet another worm analysis article: Effects of Worms on Internet Routing Stability on the SecurityFocus site. This one covers Code Red, Nimda and the SQL worm. No prizes for guessing which had the most impact on the stability of the global routing infrastructure.

Yes, it's old news, unlike Cisco's latest vulnerability (which just seems like very old news) but this stuff isn't going away and we have to deal with it. Are your routers prepared for another one of these worms?