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Why aren’t there any new computer viruses or worms like their were on the 2000s? Moreover, is there anything preventing someone from making another widespread computer virus?
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security has gotten better, but wannacry happened last year
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In the early 2000s it wasn't a business yet. People who found vulnerabilities (which was much easier back then) were more inclined to just use them to wreck shit. You couldn't sell them or extract money with them, so you might as well show off your ingenuity and enjoy some internet fireworks.

Nowadays there's a market for zero-days, and people using them to make money. There's a reason malware these days is mostly ransomware, cryptominers, or the like. Why just wreck shit with your zero-day? That shit was harder to find than it was fifteen years ago, and its worth real cash now.

And security has gotten better. I don't think we'll ever see another SQL Slammer.
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Nowadays we have backdoors in everything




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