thing is they don't benifit anyone ... other than just as horrible practical jokes really.
i mean for example if you've been working hard on a book and some asshole thought it was funny and make them look bad to sneak in at nite and burn the original copy - how annoying would that be ... and then say the fire actually spread to everything else in the room destorying it all!
THAT is what a virus is like, it isn't big and isn't clever - i can understand hackers who do it to show what IS possible to be achieved and the espoinage ones stealing trade secrets and such - but all virus cause is damage and distruption.
And i've already noted exactly how you can play jokes as no doubt alot of people have on family and at college without actually destroying anything.
i've been involved in the development of a single virus, which was designed for the sole purpose as an anti-hacker deterant ... kinda like a time release dye pack the banks put on thier notes.
However i've never seen such things on the internet before, because people just dont' damn'd well make them for protection.
sickening if you ask me - if they have the skills to achieve such things why cant they actually get a life and make a REAL use of them.
and they added major directory, suchas Windows support within 1.08
Anata aru kowagaru no watashi!