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Virus-Writing Class Creates Stir
Will teaching college students how to write computer viruses make them better business-technology professionals? The University of Calgary says it will help.
A new course about viruses and malicious software on the fall schedule at the University of Calgary has drawn sharp criticism from some in the security field because it will teach students how to write harmful software.
Originally posted by Demandred
been floating around for a while, some articles are quite interesting.
in my youth i wrote a couple of viruses
Originally posted by Mad_Hatter
I agree that the anti-virus companies attribute to some but not all viruses. Why not bump up your sales, if you can. I.E., Create a new virus, which you would have exclusive access to prevent because you created it. Its really an ingenious scheme that people can do nothing about. So why not do it? If you don't like it, go download AVG for free and use it. Then you won't be contributing money to the bastards.
Originally posted by dervishmadwhirler
I dont think it is a conspiracy; I think it is common practice with virus-companies. Make a virus, spread it, create a new and improved virus killer and raise the prices and voila! There are your record sales!!
oh yeah, bought both brands & something else; then there were those utilities aside from norton like ram doublers, 1st aid...I was one of those suckers.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Its true that we no longer need to pay for expensive AV programs like norton and mcafee.
But remember how it was back in the day? When they shoved the stuff down the throats of gullible and worried consumers? They made billions back then.