Anti-virus companies milking their cash cow?

Friday, 19 March 2004, 9:38 PM EST

Right now, a war goes on between virus writers. Caught in the middle are the people who are just trying to use their computers on a day to day basis without their machines becoming compromised. While it is always easy to pin the blame on Microsoft, there are many who think that the anti-virus companies are only half-heartedly involved in addressing the problem. While it is true that all operating systems occasionally have exploits that hackers and virus writers can take advantage of, the current charge by some experts is that the big anti-virus companies are perfectly content on continually cashing in on the ever present viruses floating around on the Internet.

By Matt Woodward at Ars Technica.

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