News: There’s Big Money In Bugs

By | September 2, 2003
 Just in case you were worried that the people you pay to protect you from worms and viruses may not have much incentive to stamp out the pesky bugs too successfully, here’s a new report from IDC, an IT market intelligence and advisory firm, that says the worldwide antivirus software made $2.2 billion last year — 31% more than 2001. IDC believes growth will continue over the next five years, reaching $4.4 billion in 2007, as protection against virus and worm attacks remains a top priority for corporations and greater awareness fuels consumer spending.
Now of course I’m not saying that these guys are making the viruses and worms. But I do think there’s got to be a better way to stop viruses than all this subscription-to-updates stuff. Thoughts anyone?

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