[LINK] Computer viruses hit one million
rick at praxis.com.au
Fri Apr 11 19:31:13 EST 2008
Kim Holburn wrote:
> Or should that read: Windows viruses hit one million.
Yes, it should.
>> Computer viruses hit one million
>> (The vast majority of viruses are aimed at Windows machines)
One wonders how a Vista machine is going to fare in the face
of this onslaught.
Think about this:
* the intelligence of lusers has not increased in the last year
* the takeup rate of Vista (20% max??) means that any new anti-
attack systems from Mickeysoft are having minimal overall effect
* the sophistication and determination of crims taking over
Windows boxes as zombies, given the lucrative million dollar
rewards, far exceeds the increase in awareness, alertness and
alarmedness of lusers
>> Cyber criminals pump out malware to fool anti-virus programs which
>> look for characteristics they have already seen.
AFAIK, the anti-virus industry has no effective inoculation to
counter mutating computer virii. Just like AIDS and Real Space (tm).
>> The vast majority of these viruses are aimed at PCs running Microsoft
>> Windows and are variants of already existing malicious programs that
>> have proved useful to hi-tech criminals in the past
> Democracy imposed from without is the severest form of tyranny.
> -- Lloyd Biggle, Jr. Analog, Apr 1961
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