06 December 2008

NYT Has Clue about Malware

Following my post below about malware, here's an example of how it might be done:

Internet security is broken, and nobody seems to know quite how to fix it.

Despite the efforts of the computer security industry and a half-decade struggle by Microsoft to protect its Windows operating system, malicious software is spreading faster than ever. The so-called malware surreptitiously takes over a PC and then uses that computer to spread more malware to other machines exponentially. Computer scientists and security researchers acknowledge they cannot get ahead of the onslaught.

Macintosh is mentioned, but GNU/Linux is not, so the piece isn't perfect, but it's a start.


kozmcrae said...

Why is it so damned hard to "get a clue". All one has to do is scan a few of the major IT sites once a day or so and you can't miss it. I scan the Internet everyday and all I see is Linux and Open Source.

I believe for one to not get a clue one would have to work at it.

Glyn Moody said...

It shows how ingrained the Microsoft world-view is: most people think that Windows *is* computing - and that viruses are as inevitable as taxes...