They're Getting Smarter

This posting from the folks at F-Secure compares the structure of the first PC virus, Boot/Brain.A (which recently celebrated its 20th birthday) with that of the more recent W32/Bagle.AG. Coincidentally, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is on the rise. Having just reviewed Nancy Forbes' Imitation of Life: How Biology is Inspiring Computing, I have to wonder: does the existence of anti-virus programs produce tougher computer viruses in the same way that more powerful drugs drive the evolution of real ones?

In the wake of posts about Shopify's support for white nationalists and DataCamp's attempts to cover up sexual harassment
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