Bootcamp for virus creators?

Summary:Reader Response to: MiniZip a nasty, small clone of ExploreZipDo we blame Ford for placing gas tanks where bombs can be attached to them? No, we blame the terrorist!

Reader Response to: MiniZip a nasty, small clone of ExploreZip

Do we blame Ford for placing gas tanks where bombs can be attached to them? No, we blame the terrorist! Then why do we blame Microsoft when it is the cyber terrorist that caused the problem?

We spend so much time looking to cast blame on folks who spend countless hours trying to build something. The problem is a total lack of moral fiber in a major subsection of society, coupled with a complete acceptance of this by another large section of society.

Maybe a little bootcamp, and a reminder that every penny they earn for the rest of their lives will go to pay back the victims of their little practical jokes.

I've seen large sections of the American population that live in walled communities, bars on their windows, guns under their pillows or in their night stands. They seem to want to live the same way in their cyber lives also, sacrificing functional systems for walled-off PC's.

But for every wall you put up, a punk cyber-phreak will simply consider it as a new challenge. The trick is not to build more walls, it is to rid ourselves of the virus producers. Either by education, or by dicipline.

And judging by the age of many of these virus producers, I think it is high time that our baby boom population take a serious look at their parenting skills, or lack of them in teaching their offspring right from wrong.

Topics: Malware, Fiber, Microsoft, PCs, Security

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