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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hiding a virus in plain sight

When I defined principle #14 of The Perfect Virus, Stealth, I suggested hiding the virus in plain sight: inside a .jpg  or .gif image. Based on Brian Krebs' blog of this week, the bad guys are half way there, swapping Google images for malware. It's only a matter of time before your grandmother's warning will quite literally come to pass:
"Son, you keep doing that and you'll go blind."
Well, at least your computer will develop some serious problems. Along with your online banking and credit card accounts.

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Implementation suggestions for THE MORGAN DOCTRINE are most welcome. What are the "Got'chas!"? What questions would some future Cyber Privateering Czar have to answer about this in a Senate confirmation hearing?