Linked by David Adams on Mon 6th Oct 2003 19:34 UTC
Bugs & Viruses It's an oft-repeated maxim that one of the reasons that Windows operating systems are plagued by so many viruses, worms, and security exploits is because they are so popular. Extrapolating on this, many have remarked that if Linux, MacOS, or other OSes become more popular, they will attract the attention of virus writers. That may be true, but the increased attention will not necessarily yield the same quantity of viruses and other exploits, says a Register article. Update: Rebuttal article.
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by Anonymous on Tue 7th Oct 2003 22:03 UTC

This kid who wrote the Blaster worm is basically a young punk. He didn't look too bright to me. But is it really that easy, that a child like that can write so time consuming and destructive a worm?