For computer viruses everywhere, today is something akin to the day Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal. Two years ago today, the Storm botnet (sometimes called the Storm worm botnet) had a career day, sending a record 57 million emails in a 24-hour period. But malware beware; researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a supercomputer that can run one million operating systems via 4,480 Intel microprocessors, creating a sample-size Internet inside of which they can safely monitor the behavior of botnets, making it easier to develop an antidote when one begins infecting the Web.
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