Hemos from the scalpel-video-camera dept.
davidu writes "David Moore at CAIDA (The Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis) was monitoring an entire /8 network while the code-red worm traversed the net. His findings are really interesting and show just how swiftly code-red moved across the net and infected hosts. It was the sheer stupidity of the worm's creator and the skill of some network admins which limited the worms attack and DoS potential.
note: Check the graphs, these pictures really do tell a thousand words."
Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable.
Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable.