Worms are similar to viruses because they self-replicate, however they do not require any user interaction to be activated. Worms spread because vulnerabilities or “holes” in software.
Follow these best practices:
- Install a firewall, software or hardware based. A well configured firewall can help stop propagation of a worm.
- Anti-virus software will often detect worms. Always keep your anti-virus software up-to-date.
- Know where to find your anti-virus vendor’s “rescue” web site for your home computer.
- Keep your and servers up-to-date with the latest vendor patches.
Cyber Security Tips are provided by Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), http://www.msisac.org