Just saw this on CNN and thought it would something that would interest everyone.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/03/24/conf … pstoryview
So what's the deal? Is this factual?
Well I'm glad nothing came of this. But I got to thinking about this the other day, when was the last big virus meltdown? I wonder, if the world had a mega meltdown computer virus today, what would be the final outcome.
It's scary to think that someone or group can have control over possibly millions of computers. Could be used for an organized attack.
Yeah I think the x factor would be mind boggling.
There's many factors to how virri propagate. Most of it is just simply praying upon ignorance or the gullibility of people. It sucks that we live in a world where we have to ask ourselves if someone is going to send us something that is unknowingly tainted.
The first virus known in the "wild" was actually written (if memory serves me correct..) for the Apple II. It wasn't actually something that screwed up many people, because the internet was mostly the sneakernet.
The kid that wrote it...did it just to have people he knew stop asking him for new pirated software and the likes.
Today we've tons and tons of software and code. Microsoft's OS is getting better at being not only more stable, but more secure. They've learned a lot from their competition, but still have a long way to go to closing up gaps and design flaws.
But there will never be a day when any computer is safe. Because, like previously mentioned, we're often infected by our own hands on accident.
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