The anti-virus software industry is big business, and I don’t think anyone is all that surprised, right?
One wonders if it is the anti-virus software industry itself that is perpetuating the proliferation of viruses, trojan horses, various malware and worms out there. After all, if you create a need, and that need is to seek protection from these vicious programs, then people will buy whatever it takes to rid themselves from those types of problems.
It reminds me of organized crime, where various businesses in the city have to “pay up” to those mob bosses to be protected from any thugs that might ruin their businesses, rob them, burglarized them and so on. Only, it might be the mobs themselves perpetrating the need to be protected by them.
And so it is in the world of the internet, where a lot of malicious code is out there that can destroy computers, hijack networks, steal data, and cause identity theft.
The Internet is akin to the Wild Wild West, where there is a lot of lawlessness out there and you need to be protected.
The thing about hacking tools is that they can go both ways. They can help in a positive way just as it can be used in a negative way. It’s just like a hammer. It is useful for building a house, but in the wrong hands it can be used as a weapon to harm.
There are all sorts of hackers out there. White Hat. Grey Hat. Black Hat.
Sometime you have to do all you can to protect yourself, and I’ve seen to many instances where people have succumbed to the negative forces out there on the Web.
For the web and computer savvy individuals, it helps to research further on what you can do to protect yourself against viruses, worms and identity theft. There are tools out there that the hackers use, that can be in turn used to protect yourself against those hackers.
The think to worry about is the many of these tools are all too well known, and the mere usage of these tools CAN detected by others, so one must be careful, get security clearances and permission whenever using these hacker tools, so that your ISP or Web Host will known what you are doing in advance.