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The most recent Internet worm -- Slammer -- did most of its damage in
the first ten 10 minutes of existence. It did not know, or care,
whether the network it was on was scale-free, small-world,
core-periphery, etc. It generated addresses to attack[potential
targets] using a random number generator[a poorly programmed one at that].
Whereas awareness of topology, and attributes of target node, help in
searching human networks, fast & dumb algorithms appear to work just
fine on non-social networks.
Here is an in-depth analysis...
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