If you’re smart enough to write malicious software then GO GET A JOB that helps out humanity. When hackers are caught they should be forced to do hard, manual labor… like whatever the dirtiest job is that Mike Rowe has had to do. And they should have to do it with one hand while blindfolded and taunted by victims of their abuse. Yes. That would be a good start.
Bitter much? No, not me. I was merely digitally scrapbooking when I decided that I need a good quote about love to add to my project. I googled “love poems” and a site called poetry (dot) come came back with some good bits. I was doomed the moment I clicked over. BAM! BAM! BAM AGAIN! I instantly had trojans all over my computer despite my anti-virus protection software. The trojans hijacked my screensaver, my desktop, my desktop properties and a number of other annoying things.
It took two additional anti-virus products to find everything. Plus I found two excellent step-by-step sites that walked me through finding and removing the last of it myself. After two days of hair pulling and cursing I finally have my smiling babies back on my desktop and no more crawling black bugs and blue screen announcing “You have a virus! Install an anti-virus program now!”
It really upset me how easily these three trojans slipped in. I am very careful about not downloading anything from random sites. I don’t visit sketchy sites and I made sure I had (what I thought was adequate) protection software.
I had no idea that poetry could be so dangerous. No wonder why I’m not a huge fan!