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20-03-2003, 01:44 PM
Some expert posted this recently!

About 1,000 viruses are created every month by virus writers increasingly intent on targeting new operating systems, said Jan Hruska, the chief executive of British-based Sophos Plc, the world's fourth-largest anti-virus solutions provider. "So far, we've seen no indication of decreased interest in virus writing," Hruska told Reuters in an interview.

"Virus writers are constantly looking for new vectors of infection, targeting the vulnerabilities of operating systems to exploit them for their creations," he said.

Hruska said the number of viruses created would continue to climb in the coming years.

In almost all cases, virus writers were computer-obsessed males between the ages of 14 to 34 years, he said.

"They have a chronic lack of girlfriends, are usually socially inadequate and are drawn compulsively to write self-replicating codes. It's a form of digital graffiti to them," Hruska said.

In January, Welsh virus writer and web designer Simon Vallor, 22, was sentenced to two years' jail for spreading three mass-mailing computer viruses that allegedly infected more than 27,000 computers in 42 countries.

Wouldn't it be nice to have nothing else to do?


Dolby Digital
20-03-2003, 01:53 PM
>>Welsh virus writer and web designer Simon Vallor, 22
I liked that, not that many virus writers would be good web designers. Maybe he could write a virus that designs web sites :D

21-03-2003, 09:40 AM
>>Welsh virus writer and web designer

Yeah but everyones a webdesigner.. I am and i got the layout skills of a.....

*Clueless trys to think of a excellant word to describe something with no artistic skill at all*


Dolby Digital
21-03-2003, 10:13 AM
>>Yeah but everyones a webdesigner..
Thats right. Give a man (or a woman) a pirated copy of Microsoft Frontpage and they think that they are... um... an expert.

21-03-2003, 11:19 AM
>>Yeah but everyones a webdesigner..

>Give a man (or a woman) a pirated copy of Microsoft Frontpage

Stuff "frontpage" Why use a program that writes twice the code it needs to achieve any given bad layout????

Kate and GIMP is all i will use now.

Maybe people who write viri use frontpage?????