Digital ‘ants’ to combat computer worms – International Business Times

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Digital ‘ants’ to combat computer worms

By Jonathan Ong
30 October 2009 @ 12:03 am AESTNext Technology Article
Scientists have successfully created a legion of ‘digital ants’ that could be used to counter viruses, worms and other malware on computers.

The team from Wake Forest University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory based their work on real-life ants, giving their digital counterparts a similar colony hierarchy – ranging from their superior officers, digital sergeants and sentinels. The new antivirus mechanism could provide better protection while freeing up valuable hardware.

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