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Re: Flame: Massive cyber-attack discovered, researchers say
said by nonymous:You're right. And additionally to the contemporary bloated Windows OS's, where you can hide anything you want (may be it was the goal of the bloat, after all) now there is the new practice that Google has implemented with its Chrome browser (and others rush to follow) - each tab creates a new process. With 50 tabs opened (some users on this forum report that they do that) - try to manage what's going on with your computer... What process are run, when they were launched, etc... The new stand in software development now is - who cares about computer security when there is a lot of resources, available in latest computers for disposal. Just take it all or as much as you can.
Code bloat even on threats. "The malware code itself is 20MB in size"
I guess with the size of hard drives, memory and the speed of computers along with bloat in the OS and software bad people now can hide almost anything on the computer.
Plus, as a computer user, responsible for its security, try to watch memory balance with Task Manager in Windows OS. Can you balance it and tell, where it goes and by which process? It's like looking into a skewed mirror, not much reality left in here...
No wonder that now in Windows OS it becomes possible to run and hide 20 MiB viruses, that can do everything. If it going this way, soon they will replace the whole OS itself, I guess... Thanks to the contemporary
genuine "genius" architecture of the Windows OS...
Keep it simple, it'll become complex by itself...
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said by OZO:That's true not only in the desktop world but the embedded world as well
The new stand in software development now is - who cares about computer security when there is a lot of resources, available in latest computers for disposal. Just take it all or as much as you can.
About 10 years ago I was working for a company that used a 8051 based microcontroller (god I hate them!) with 16KB (16,384 bytes) of (EP)ROM and 1KB (1,024 bytes) of RAM. We were interviewing candidates for an embedded firmware developer position and this one guy asked why we weren't writing our code in Java! Needless to say he didn't get the job.
These days we have GB of RAM and TB of HD yet it still manages to be eaten up. I swear that many developers have stock in semiconductor/disk manufacturers.
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