How does a Worm Propagate
Worms are a program that takes advantage of the defenselessness of applications to propagate. Since their propagation behavior is exponential, usually, detection comes when it has already spread on different parts of the world. Its major characteristics are it is self-propagating making it distinct from a virus, self-replicating and usually propagates across network connections (Stallings, 2011).
Because of the considerably short life-span, worm writes focus on ensuring fast propagation and maximizing connection speeds on a network. Among the several documented worm propagation behaviors documented before that led to the generalization of their behaviors are the Code Red worms and