Internet community cooperation helped kill a PC virus

Think it's a security alert? Check the spelling.


In an ironic turn of events, an EDN blogger saw grammatical and spelling errors in a supposed anti-virus scan that was uncovered when he and a friend searched on the web for information about grammar.

Read how the PC-based virus crippled the computer and shut off anti-virus software, and learn what cured the malady.

Read today's post, Tuesday, December 29, 2009, is "Computer Virus Elimination: Thank Goodness For Internet Community Cooperation," from EDN Senior Technical Editor Brian Dipert. The posting is on the EDN blog called Brian's Brain.

See also the Control Engineering industrial cyber security blog and

the Manufacturing IT column from Dennis Brandl, " Cyber security: Vendors fight back ."


- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief, Control Engineering ,

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