Computer Security: The New Wave
Antivirus technology is a crock. It fails to prevent computers from getting infected with viruses, and this failure contributes to many other security woes that plague the world's computers.
Because viruses spread, hackers find it easier to compromise computers, identity theft is better enabled, and computer fraud is easier to perpetrate. Virus-infected computers become a resource for hackers to exploit. Some hackers assemble and control networks of thousands of such computers and use them to distribute huge volumes of spam, mount sophisticated phishing attacks, and launch targeted "denial of service" attacks on companies.
The level of virus infection is high. It's not an epidemic; it's a pandemic. How bad is it? That depends on how you look at it. Computer Security: The New Wave
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