Just in case any of you geeks and nerds out there were wondering: IT’S NOT COOL TO WRITE WORMS OR VIRUSES! In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Any person who sits around their house writing this crap in the belief that it will make them popular or powerful is actually the lowest form of loser. You have effectively proved that you will never be able to talk to a girl or have any reasonable form of a social life. And remember, this is coming from a self-proclaimed nerd/geek (ok, other people label me as such way before I had the chance, but you get the idea).
This weekend, German authorities captured the teenage author of the Sasser worm. It turns out that – SURPRISE – he’s a loser who thought writing these worms would bring him friends. The opposite occurred as one of those so-called friends supplied evidence to Microsoft to put him away in exchange for a quarter million in reward money. Pretty funny, you think doing this makes you some sort of underground hero when instead it has elevated Microsoft’s status in the computer industry. Afterall they were willing to cough up some dough to put you behind bars and help deter further crimes. Seriously, Microsoft has almost made itself “cool” in my book by making this move – oh the irony.
If you want to impress me, find a security hole and report it. Try to fix it. Help improve the systems. Writing an exploit so that Grandma’s computer keeps crashing and she can’t e-mail her kids, or some understaffed and overworked IT guy has to work late night fixing your mess is just lame and pathetic. Please, just go out and get a life.