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IT myths: Who writes the viruses?

An age old myth put to rest once and for all? Ask anybody – as we have been doing – what the biggest IT myths are and one answer crops up time and time again: Anti-virus companies write viruses. The argument is that they do it to keep themselves in business and to keep their products on top of the IT director’s wish-list. By writing viruses themselves they can have a ready-made antidote available in seconds, which can be deployed in exchange for cash and the occasional pat on the back. It’s a story which Gene Hodges, president of Network Associates, has heard a thousand times – but not one he has much time for. Full Story

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