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RE: NewsForge Article: Can the malware industry betrusted?
From: "Patrick Nolan" <p.nolan () comcast net>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 13:30:46 -0700

Aside of the quality of the article, the title of the article is a misnomer.

The "malware industry" would represent authors of malware, something that
the named organizations are not part of:

  "players like McAfee, Symantec, and dozens of other firms fight for a
share of a market worth tens-of-billions of dollars a year. I would like to
think that this industry displays the same high degree of ethical standards
and integrity shown by other first-responders..."

A proper (yet still silly) title could then be 

"Can the antimalware industry be trusted?"

After reading the article, trust really wasn't at issue as much as the
author has a beef with certain organizations over the announcement of
alleged inflated statistics and also allegations of fear mongering.

Patrick Nolan
Virus Researcher


        From: full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk
[mailto:full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk] On Behalf Of Aaron Gray
        Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 12:19 PM
        To: Full Disclosure
        Subject: [Full-disclosure] NewsForge Article: Can the malware
industry betrusted?
        Quite a good article :-

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