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Viruses mimic 'worse-case disease'

The computer industry takes risks that would be considered unacceptable in other fields of human endeavour, according to a notorious security expert. A worst-case disease for humans would have 100 percent chance of transmission, zero incubation time, and leave the host infectious for a long period. Few, if any, biological diseases come close to that description, but many computer viruses do, said Daniel Geer, chief scientist at security firm Verdasys. “A [typical] virus mimics the properties of a worst-case disease,” he said during a keynote speech that kicked off the Black Hat Windows security conference. Full Story

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