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Truth About Computer Security Hysteria

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As read by the author Rob Rosenberger, Vmyths co-founder
Wednesday, 14 March 2001 THE BBC FILED a story about the NakedWife virus. No big deal ... except they displayed a photo of Anna Kournikova at the top of the page. What gives? Couldn't the editors find someone with a Polaroid of his bare-breasted bride? "Dear Sir Timothy, we rummaged around your desk for a lewd snap of your trophy wife. Look for the computer virus story in tomorrow's paper. Trust us, you can't miss it. Signed, The Staff." Call me old-fashioned, but when I read a story about naked wives, I want accuracy. I think the BBC published Anna Kournikova's photo just to get attention. C'mon, guys, go for it next time! Use one of the shots from her bra endorsement... I might as well talk about Kournikova since the BBC brought it up. As I said before, "you know you made the big-time when Sports Illustrated writes about your computer virus." David Spalding (Korova.com) wrote to say "[Sports Illustrated] resisted most of the maudlin clichés" such as:
Why did the BBC dis­play a photo of Anna Kour­ni­kova in a story about the Naked­Wife virus?
  • "a computer virus blitz..."
  • "hacker grand slam..."
  • "e-mail penalty..."
  • "mail servers rained out..."
"Spalding." What a great name to quote when you're talking about Sports Illustrated! Does anyone know a security guru named Dennis Tennis?