This paper describes a series of simulations run to estimate various worm growth
patterns and their corresponding propagation algorithms. It also tests and verifies
the impact of various improvements, starting from a trivial simulation of worm
propagation and the underlying network infrastructure to more refined models;
it attempts to determine the theoretical maximum propagation speed of worms
and how it can be achieved. It also estimates the impact a malicious worm could
have on the overall infrastructure.
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