It’s 25 years today since the arrival of the IBM PC. The PC not only radically changed homes and businesses across the globe, but the way we live our lives, shop, and even interact with each other. Many of the changes have been for the better.
That said, it’s hardly surprising that we, as a security company, are also conscious of the flip side of this particular coin. If something can be used, it can be misused. The proliferation of the IBM PC and its many compatibles (some more compatible than others) has made ever increasing numbers of users vulnerable to malicious code. 25 years of the PC, 21 years of malware for the PC!