PCs to developing world 'fuel malware' | The Register

PCs to developing world ‘fuel malware’ | The Register :
Programs to send PCs to third world countries might inadvertently fuel the development of malware for hire scams, an anti-virus guru warns.

Eugene Kaspersky, head of anti-virus research at Kaspersky Labs, cautions that developing nations have become leading centres for virus development. Sending cheap PCs to countries with active virus writing cliques might therefore have unintended negative consequences, he suggests.
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the law of unintended consequences…..

One comment on “PCs to developing world 'fuel malware' | The Register

  1. Those of you following really closely here know that TMTTLT and this blog have had some dialogue over the $100-dollar laptop (or one laptop per child) project. It’s kept me thinking. Here’s something from today:PCs to developing world ‘fuel malwareÂ’ | The Register. PCs to developing world ‘fuel malwareÂ’ | The Register : Programs to send PCs to third world countries might inadvertently fuel the development of malware for hire scams, an anti-virus guru warns.

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