Can the malware industry be trusted?

Internet security is big business. Microsoft Windows and Office vulnerabilities have made major contributions to making it and keeping it that way. Today, players like McAfee, Symantec, and dozens of other firms fight for a share of a market worth tens of billions of dollars a year.

I would like to think that this industry displays the same high degree of ethical standards and integrity shown by other first responders: our police forces, firefighters, and paramedics. Sure, there are bad apples in the bunch now and then, but on the whole they are a admirably honest and trustworthy group. I don't think nearly as highly of the computer security industry.

Here's why. NewsForge | Can the malware industry be trusted?

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 9th June 2006 10:42AM