Too Much Virus Hype

from the calm-down-everyone dept

We’ve said it before that most viruses are overhyped – but the mainstream media still loves to report on virus after virus after virus. Here’s the first “mainstream” article I can remember seeing that admits that maybe (just maybe) all these virus reports are a bit over hyped. Remember, the companies that hype them up are the companies that make their money by selling you your anti-virus software. They’re not exactly an unbiased party. Generally speaking, whenever I hear about a virus I go to, because they tend to take a more realistic view about the “danger” posed by various viruses.

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...