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Network World: ISS fires ‘bullet’ at viruses

“ISS has developed an intrusion-detection application,
code-named Bullet, that lets e-commerce companies scan a Web site
visitor’s PC to see if it is infected with Trojan horses, such as
Back Orifice, or viruses that could be passed on to the e-commerce
site.”

“The ISS application uses ActiveX technology to scan the
laptop, and if required, wipe out the unwanted, dangerous code.
Noonan acknowledges that use of the scanning application could
touch off an invasion-of-privacy debate.”

“Further details about the application were not available. ISS
has not announced when the application will become generally
available or how much it will cost.”

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