Saturday, March 16, 2013
Tillie opens the door, I’m staying right here.
In the world of computers, what are digital ants?
Virtual insects programmed to crawl through a computer network in search of worms, viruses, and other malware (short for “malicious software”). If an ant detects a threat, it lays down a digital “scent” that attracts other ants. The resulting swarm signals human operators that there’s a problem.