LIFTING A PAGE from Adrian Weckler's book ("Only stupid people get computer viruses."), the Wall Street Journal points out we could prevent Internet worms if we acted proactively.
This is a big deal. As Kedrosky points out,"The appropriately named 'Mydoom' is the fastest-spreading online outbreak in history. Estimates are that in its first two days Mydoom hit 142 countries, and was to be found in one in 12 e-mail messages. As many as 100,000 Internet-connected computers world-wide are infected, and more are becoming so all the time. If nothing changes, eventually a worm like Mydoom will cause serious damage. Perhaps a power grid will go down; or an air-traffic-control system will go awry; or a 911 system will collapse. It's only a matter of time."
Paul Kedrosky -- "You've Got 'Mydoom'!"