Fighting viruses, defending the netin collaboration with
[Computer viruses] switch from one country to another, from one jurisdiction to another — moving around the world, using the fact that we don't have the capability to globally police operations like this. So the internet is as if someone [had] given free plane tickets to all the online criminals of the world.
It's been 25 years since the first PC virus (Brain A) hit the net, and what was once an annoyance has become a sophisticated tool for crime and espionage. Computer security expert Mikko Hypponen tells us how we can stop these new viruses from threatening the internet as we know it. Talk recorded 14 July 2011.