Visualizing Viruses

by admin April 13, 2008 at 8:07 am

Most people want to avoid spam and viruses, which is exactly why MIT Media Lab’s grad student Alex Dragulescu spins the net’s detritus into art.

E-mail security company MessageLabs commissioned Dragulescu to visualize the threats the company finds in the 3 million messages it scans daily. Dragulescu used algorithms to find recurring patterns in the source code of viruses and Trojans and then fed the results into a visualization algorithm.

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