College Teacher Shows Students How to Be Hackers

http://www.newsweek.com/id/150465

         So, apparently, there is a Computer Security class in California where a college teacher is actually teaching the students how to make viruses, keyloggers, etc. The popular anti-virus software provide no protection against these malware which the college students have created. The 2 good points about this article is that anti-virus software really sucks. I mean, how good can it be when college students are getting past it? Second, the article suggests that it would be much better for anti-virus software code to be open (which it is currently not) because it would allow better anti-virus to be created just like encryption had exponentially evolved after being released by the National Security.

Short but good read with a fair number of good points.

Ed

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