[svlug] LoveLetter reporting -- Microsoft, not computer, virus
Jeffrey B. Siegal
jbs at quiotix.com
Sat May 6 10:51:27 PDT 2000
dfox at belvdere.vip.best.com wrote:
> business (or
> user) runs it, loses its valuable data. Business (or user) cannot
> sue the company for negligence, but the company can sue the business
> for reverse-engineering the virus out of the software.
> Of course, this scenario isn't likely -- but it is possible.
Of course it is likely. More than that, it is inevitable. The
dangerous code probably wouldn't be explicitly designed as a virus, of
course, but it could easily be the case that code designed for some
other purpose--say automatic upgrades of installed software--could
inadvertently act like one and destroy (or worse, subtly corrupt)
That's what those disclaimers are there for.
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