viruses, for fun and profit

I usually don’t go in for all the slashdot brand of religious eccentricity and holy warring, but there’s an article on slashdot this morning that is spot on.

It’s about the recent article in various big news sources reporting “New PC virus can infect picture files”.

These virus companies drumming up new threats to generate revenue are pretty pathetic indeed.

Someone needs to write a more comprehensive and less vitriolic version of that slashdot article that explains in layman’s terms what viruses can and can’t do. I would do it, but ah.. I’m busy this week.