chrishoffman — 2014-03-03T06:40:13-05:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/183642/who-is-making-all-this-malware-and-why/
We’ve come a long way since the days of infected floppy disks moving between DOS computers. Malware isn’t about messing with you, joking around, or just causing damage — it’s all about profit.
daisywreath — 2014-03-03T10:34:43-05:00 — #2
Ha - I remember that Happy99 worm. It was the only time I've ever gotten a virus/malware on one of my computers. It was incredibly polite -- it kept a list of everyone it had mailed itself to so I could warn them (about 4 people by the time I figured out what was going on.)
gderidet — 2014-03-03T20:40:42-05:00 — #3
It's not only with malware. In our world, profit is behind everything.
A long time ago we use to say : Look for the woman.
Now, it's: look for the profit.
With no doubt women were more appealing !
el_gallo_azul — 2014-03-05T00:10:20-05:00 — #4
One of the worst viruses has been around since the 1980s and is still quite prevalent. It's called Microsoft™ Windows©. Some years ago, I decided not to install any malware on any of my computers, so this was the first to go, and luckily all the others disappeared at the same time.
xbxrockx — 2014-03-07T19:26:00-05:00 — #5
LOL! How true. We use to be able to trust windows. Now,clicking, "recommended" is no longer recommended.
markjs — 2014-03-09T18:19:50-04:00 — #6
If you back up your data a lot, Ransomware will not be a threat. They are counting on the fact that you haven't backed up in six months or more.
system — 2014-03-13T07:40:14-04:00 — #7
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