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Replicate

To duplicate, copy, or repeat; to reproduce in the likeness of the original.
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A worm is a self-contained program that replicates itself and sends copies to any connected computer, with little or no user interaction.
A copy of a worm scans the network for software weaknesses that their creators have discovered and, as programmed, either wreaks havoc and/or replicates itself and moves on to the next computer with the same security hole.
Like a virus, a worm is a program that replicates itself on a computer's hard disk, in its memory, and across a network.
He said the virus both replicates itself and steals user names and passwords of unsuspecting victims.
The virus also replicates itself by sending more ``ILOVEYOU'' e-mails to everyone on the address list of the original computer's Microsoft Outlook e-mail program.
The good news for him is that the alien replicates itself by turning its host into a sex machine.
In what amounts to "complex infinity" (think fractal geometry), the system replicates itself, yet each permutation is at once related and distinct.
A program that only replicates itself without destroying other programs or data is referred to as a "worm.
If it replicates itself, the disease is deemed endemic.