Re: Are Anti-Virus Programmers Producing Most of the Viruses?
From: mcp6453 (mcp6453_at_earthlink.net)
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 02:58:23 GMT
> "Vallant" <UNIR241@munich.com> wrote in message
> > After all,
> > 1.They know all about viruses.
> > 2.Chances of exposure and apprehension are slim.
> > 3.They have the obvious motive of lucrative financial gain.
> > Of course,you'd think someone would come out and blow the whistle
> > at one of the software companies.....
> > Then again,they could be doing that now but authorities can't
> > build a case against one person.
> > What I don't understand is why the media never reports on this.
> > We just continue shelling out the bucks like suckers taking it
> > all for granted.
> I hear this theory postulated by the occasional conspiracy-minded customer.
> But people with these suspicions must realize that there are more than
> enough people around the world with the malicious or thrill-seeking intent,
> combined with the programming skills necessary to create and distribute
> viruses. There are sizable virus writer/hacker subcultures out there that
> thrive on the publicity and notoriety of fast spreading and prolific
> viruses, and hacking of websites and company systems. I've been around such
> people before, and it is disturbing the level of disconnection these people
> have with the rest of the society. Typically young, teens to early 20s,
> somewhat gifted in computer knowledge, but with a destructive or anarchist
> streak running through them, and a complete lack of concern about the damage
> and problems their viruses can inflict. The AV companies, while they are
> indeed making money hand-over-fist from the phenomenon, have nothing to do
> with the creation of viruses and worms. It defies common sense that they
> would be involved in such an act. Destructive-minded individuals of society
> are ever-present, and are all-too-willing to do the job. The AV companies
> need not lift a finger. And besides, if the AV companies were doing this, it
> would not remain a secret for long, and there would be a massive criminal
> penalities and class-action lawsuits if they were ever caught doing it. Such
> an act would be so far over the top and outwardly criminal that they would
> be insane to ever attempt it given the likelihood that the truth would leak
> eventually, completely destroying their companies in the process, and
> sending most of the management to jail.
Thor! Don't tell me you've given up on paragraphs!!