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. www.edn.com/blog/400000040/post/1920051592.html
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 , www.controleng.com
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