NewsForge: Can the Malware Industry Be Trusted?
Jun 08, 2006, 00:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)
"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, Norton,
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.