Posted Apr 8, 2006 23:09 UTC (Sat) by sbergman27
In reply to: big deal
Parent article: Crossplatform virus - the latest proof of concept
It'll work, too. Remember when Linspire started offering an anti-virus product via Click'n run? They had to offer something, since their users were demanding it. As everyone knows, the *first* thing involved in internet security is running good anti-virus software. (I mean, *everybody* who is computer savvy knows that! Right?)
If you run a computer, then you're gonna have computer viruses. (And AdWare and SpyWare and whatever else the victims will agree to stomach without fleeing the platform.) That's just a fact of life in this new technologically advanced world and you have to be ready for them.
It would never occur to most people who got started off on Windows that it is possible for a platform to be resistant to security threats in the first place. (Their computer geek nephew confirms this.)
The media (and don't forget the computer geek nephew) has been too thorough in its reporting of computer viruses for them to think otherwise.
God save us from ignorance masquerading as wisdom!
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