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A war has broken out between hackers behind viruses that exploit a recently discovered loophole in Windows 2000.
The viruses written by the competing hacker groups are fighting it out for supremacy on infected machines.
Some of the variants seek out and delete rival viruses they find on machines they manage to penetrate.
The slew of malicious programs exploiting the loophole caused trouble for many organisations early this week as the bugs began infecting computers.
Originally posted by cybertroy
It has allready been touched on, but do the same people who protect us with virus software also make the viruses? That doesn't mean this is the case. Just a question?
And are these virus threats a covert way of locking down the internet, and exerting control? Similar to the possible fear tactics involved with the "terrorist" attacks of late. Think about how the internet will become if it gets further and further locked down. Allready if you run an internet business you have to watch your wording so your e-mail doesn't get snagged by spam filters.
Are these "protective" measures actually steel bars coming down on our freedom?
What do you guys think?