IMS: Virus/Anti-Virus, TechNation


Dr. Moira Gunn interviews Urnst Kouch, publisher of the "Crypt Newletter," an electronic newsletter for computer virus writers, anti-virus writers, and the computer security industry. The discussion describes computer viruses, how to gain access to underground networks in order to collect libraries of virus code, how to place your virus, and, from a virus writer's standpoint, how susceptible a user is to viruses.

In the second half, Moira speaks with John McAfee, founder and CEO of McAfee Associates, the leading manufacturer of anti-virus software. McAfee describes the techniques that anti-virus software uses, who should have anti-virus software, whether the publication of virus code should remain legal, and how the anti-virus writers stay ahead of the virus writers.

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