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Comment: Re:Potato Blight for computers (Score 1) 273

by socrates32 (#27522791) Attached to: Conficker Downloads Payload
I think you missed the point. The barrier to entry is low because there is only one set of tools needed to write effective viruses that target 95% of PCs. Coding viruses to target the top 5 platforms costs more. Targeting only the top 50% returns less. Either way, it makes writing viruses less profitable.

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