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Bizarre circling vultures

Rob Rosenberger, Vmyths co-founder
Tuesday, 25 September 2001 As read by the author (MP3) COMPUTER SECURITY VULTURES flocked around the World Trade Center attack. Guess who we found among the carrion-eaters?
FutureVision Group is the most bizarre vulture in computer security. We've documented their antics for years. Now they hope to feed on the carrion of the World Trade Center...
Why, none other than FutureVision Group — the most bizarre vulture ever to circle the computer security landscape (and I don't make this claim lightly). Mad scientist Larry Wood revived his idea of a "strategic interdiction unit": a team of heavily armed ex-Marines who can inject a computer virus into any PC anywhere on the planet. The late Sergeant Chase R. Hamilton once again leads the firm's cyber-banditos. Wood apparently hopes the CIA will hire his team to infect Osama bin Laden's laptop computer. I don't make this stuff up, folks. I just report it for your amusement. Wood has an annoying habit of revamping and/or dismantling his website on a daily basis. You'd better scurry over to www.fvg.com if you want to see the buzzard's newest feathers. Oh, and check out our definitive resource on FutureVision Group. You'd better read it soon, though — Wood threatens to sue Vmyths to silence our criticism. (Special thanks to Vmyths reader Brett Lemoine for alerting me to FutureVision Group's newest antics.)