Burning corn in our cars is a terrible idea. This causes the price of corn to rise, which means the poor and hungry people in troubled countries won't be able to afford corn. They probably meant well, but it turned out so wrong.
The secret is to out-crazy the crazy girl.
Facebook adds a stalker too? Seriously? apparently someone didn't get the memo.. Facebook is one huge stalker tool to begin with.
Those of you haters out there should actually read the book. You're all quick to judge something you know nothing about.
I've seen the author speak about this book, and I have read the book. It's an excellent book about cybercriminals and a huge takedown of a russian botnet.
I hear he is speaking at Defcon and Blackhat in Vegas. I recommend going to see his talks, they will be one that you don't want to miss.
You're more likely to get infected via a driveby attack anyway. Plenty of well known sites are being hacked through SQL injections. Malware is then served to you through the attacked sites. Malware/Virus writers have the upper hand at the moment, but I see this changing in the coming months.
Also: It is well known that AV is an outdated and obsolete technology. Malware changes so often (once a day or faster in some cases) that AV companies can't keep up with their signatures. Malware is now written to evade detection from AV products. There is no one paid or free AV/anti-malware that will keep you safe. There is also no way to keep your windows box tuned to be completely secure. cyber criminals make big money off of 0-day IE, FF, Acrobat, and Flash vulnerabilities... so you can bet they are using them.
For now, you can use a mac
This is one product that gives me hope that we can someday fight off malware: http://www.fireeye.com/products/4xx0/index.html "FireEye security appliances detect modern malware using real-time, multi-protocol content analysis within virtual machines." (and no, I don't work for them;))
And yes, you are going to get a virus/malware, unless you disable all USB ports, ethernet ports, modems, cd rom drives, etc.
I love weird stuff. A visit there always brings back so many memories. It's nice to live so close to it. The guys who work there are awesome also.
One time my friend went in there looking for some odd ball proprietary power supply for a HP pavilion. The guys from the back emerged with the exact powersupply within 5 minutes, and had tested it for us even.