Friday, 23 April 2010

Virus, Anti-Virus and a self fulfilling prophecy - Macfee

I wonder how many other people got caught out on the evening of the
21st April 2010??? Dodgy virus dat files distributed etc..

You invest millions of pounds in security and anti-virus products that
are meant to protect you - and the very product that is meant to
ensure that your expensive compute resources are protected is the same
piece of code that brings your organization to its knees (if not
caught quick enough).

It just strikes me as quite ironic that an anti-virus application
behaves and destroys in exactly the same way that a virus should /
would behave...

If i was also into conspiracy theories (which of course I am not....)
i guess that it also begs one other question... if the anti-virus
companies make money from viruses that released out into the wilds,
what is the best way to generate more revenue???

hey ho - another eventful day in the life of IT

Have a great one!

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