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Malware How-to's Part of Computer Science Class

Aug 12, 2008, 00:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

"Newsweek noted the curriculum of Ledin's courses were full of contempt for the antivirus software market and that he didn't hold his fire at the size of the industry. Whereas there are a handful of browsers, word processors or spreadsheets, there are dozens of antivirus companies, all doing good business.

"Ledin said there needs to be more open research, like there was with searching and sorting during the 1970s, or encryption during the 1990s. Phil Zimmerman, the creator of PGP encryption, was investigated and harassed by the government for years for putting PGP out there. Now it's the basis of a thriving company."

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