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Old 20th November, 2007, 05:27 PM
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Making malware unprofitable: economics key to slowing hackers down

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Making malware unprofitable: economics key to slowing hackers down

By John Timmer | Published: November 20, 2007 - 09:49AM CT
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On Friday, Stevens University hosted a Security and Privacy Day, organized in conjunction with Columbia University and IBM Research. Two of the speakers—one each from Stevens and Columbia—spoke in detail about the issues facing those who are trying to defend against malware... Front Page
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So, they are finally coming out and admitting in public the dirty little secret that has been known in private for years:

There's no such thing as a useful and truly secure system. The best you can do is to make it so expensive to attack the system that the data obtained would not be worth enough to recover the expense of obtaining it.
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The best you can do is to make it so expensive to attack the system that the data obtained would not be worth enough to recover the expense of obtaining it.
Sounds like a pretty girl on an expensive First date!
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