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Bagle times Three

The Bagle virus just gets more and more entertaining, with three variations launching since the weekend.

The variations seem to be getting worse as time passes. It's hard to know whether it's the natural evolution of programmers working on a theme or people doing systematic probes to see which attacks are successful quickly and on a large scale.

I don't think the two are mutually exclusive, and the paranoid part of me keeps looking for an attack that takes advantage of things that worm and virus writers have learned through the efforts of the last couple of years. One thing's for sure--if you haven't put a serious anti-virus, firewall, and IDS combination in place, it's time to get started.