Airborne viruses

Posted here .

They’ve finally done it. Dave and I have long speculated that an “virus platform” that spread silently but prepare a machine to be infected by plug-ins was inevitable. Now, Windows users had best hope they don’t implement any of the mischievous plug-ins we imagined (e.g. pepper the Office spell check dictionary with misspellings, randomly transpose characters in variable names when copy and pasting in IDEs, etc.)


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