Meanwhile, there’s a Mac company who have now demonstrated they are absolute idiots. DVForge [http://www.dvforge.com/virus.shtml] are offering US$25,000 for someone to write a Mac virus to go in the wild. Just because the Mac doesn’t currently have any viruses doesn’t mean the Mac is somehow totally immune. There’s nothing in the world which is totally safe and offering a reward to create something no-one wants is just sheer foolishness.
I doubt there’s anything I would have bought from these guys anyway, but there’s no way now I’d consider buying anything from them. I hope others will feel the same way. The unfortunate thing is that now I’ve provided a link to them and given them publicity. I’d rather not, but readers should be able to see for themselves the words from the “horse’s mouth”.
[Via Geek News Central.]
Update: Jack Campbell, DVForge, Inc. CEO writes:
I was contacted by a large number of Mac users and Mac software professionals who shared their thinking with me about the contest. A few of these people are extremely well-regarded experts in the field of Mac OS X security. So, I have taken their advice very seriously, and have made the difficult decision to cancel our contest.