reply to atangel
Re: Blackice "Witty" Worm: source port 4000 UDP
said by atangel:This factors into the miscreants' "strategy", though, too. Apathy is good for them, and of course the opposite isn't. Dead PCs are just as bad for those miscreants as they are for their owners -- for completely different reasons.
Can't destroy the PC you are on if you want to use it, but it also has contributed to the general apathy, I think, of most people. They hear about pop-ups (or get them and think it is part of the net) or they hear about a friend who got a virus, but no big deal, because there were no consequences really (they weren't inconvenienced).
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