...Whether they create their own viruses or use existing ones they need to be careful in the handling of those viruses. There's no ethical slippery slope here, there's just an attempt to test products aggressively, and that's something to applaud." />

Ethics and Virus Testing


How come discovering vulnerabilities and writing exploits is "research," but viruses for testing is a crime against humanity? ...I might very well disagree with the test methodology and analysis in the Consumer Reports review, but the fact that they created viruses in order to do it is no reason to doubt the testing.

Whether they create their own viruses or use existing ones they need to be careful in the handling of those viruses. There's no ethical slippery slope here, there's just an attempt to test products aggressively, and that's something to applaud. Ethics and Virus Testing

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 20th August 2006 11:12PM