Recently Domingo J. Rivera of AVM Technology appeared on NBC 12 to discuss a new algorithm to track computer malware. The algorithm appears to be an adaptation of the method use to triangulate a caller’s location using cell phone towers. Triangulation works by figuring out the distance between a phone and three or more towers. Those three distances form the radii of three different circles, which intersect at the call’s origin. The author claims that using the algorithm, “we can find the source of all kinds of things circulating in a network just by ‘listening’ to a limited number of members of that network.”

You may see the video below for additional details or you may read the blog post explaining the algorithm to track malware in more detail.