Computer viruses and their even more dangerous cousin, worms, target
vulnerabilities in computer software, causing a variety of programming
problems and potentially major economic damages. Hundreds of businesses,
universities and scientists are working to stop these cyber "bugs."
Two of these security specialists are Larry Rogers, a senior member
of the technical staff at CERT -- the Computer Emergency Response Team
Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and
Joe Wells, chief antivirus scientist at Fortinet Inc. and founder of
the WildList Organization International, a comprehensive list of computer
viruses "in the wild."
They answer your questions about the destructive nature of viruses
and worms and what you can do to protect your computer.