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October 14, 2013

The 'Why?" question still lingers

(Continued)

Ada —

No doubt, once again, profit was the motive.

In decade six, a new realization dawns that perpetrators don’t have to personally visit to perform misdeeds but can do so from the comfort of their own living rooms. Such was the case last week when yours truly opened an email attachment and contracted a computer virus. 

Obviously, there are much worse things. But for someone whose work life depends on computers, it makes the “Why?” question resurface, amplified a thousand times over. What kind of thinking is it that makes inventing and delivering computer viruses to the unsuspecting seem a “profitable” venture? 

Perhaps the upside is, once again, wisdom has been gained. Safeguards exist, created by  Yale-Lock-style companies for computers. No doubt they are extremely profitable enterprises. 

Having said that, the “Why?” question remains, as does the sense of violation. 

 

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