Users breathed a sigh of relief today when, as the experts predicted, the Sir Cam virus failed to make a comeback.
Although the virus was set to detonate a malicious payload today, experts have spent the last few days debunking the threat. But the exact reasons for Sir Cam's non-appearance are hard to pinpoint.
Some say that poor coding crippled the program, others think that heightened security awareness following the numerous virus outbreaks this year may have contributed.
"Because the Nimda virus outbreak was so furious around the world, most companies and individuals have now updated their antivirus protection," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "In doing so they have also ensured they are protected against Sir Cam. In many ways the author of Sir Cam must be ruing the day Nimda was released."
The outbreak of the Nimda worm was widely reported as a greater threat than Sir Cam and prompted the majority of administrators to patch their systems and update their antivirus software.
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