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Mikko Hypponen Quotes

(The) vast majority of the machines infected...are home computers. Nothing will happen on them until people get home from work and boot up their machines. We'd like to think that they whole problem was avoided and everybody cleaned up their machines in time. But unfortunately, that's probably not true.
Mikko Hypponen
#Computers

Everybody would like to see the patch as soon as possible, but I can't blame Microsoft for wanting to test it thoroughly. However, if a widespread worm is found before next Tuesday, I do believe they will break the cycle and just release the patch.
Mikko Hypponen
#Blame

It's really quite clever, ... It uses realistic file names and sends those to people you know. It's social engineering, just like we saw with Love Letter.
Mikko Hypponen
#Engineering

These will only get reported when people get home from work, and it will take awhile before they figure out who to call.
Mikko Hypponen
#Home

Companies should make sure that their patch procedures extend to all applications, including security and backup programs.
Mikko Hypponen
#Security

A large company would not want somebody entering their premises with an infected phone because they could easily infect the entire company's phones.
Mikko Hypponen
#Company

We are seeing less of the big virus outbreaks such as Sasser and Blaster, and so some people believe the situation is getting better, when in fact it is getting worse. The bad boys are getting more professional and doing more targeted attacks.
Mikko Hypponen
#People

Mozilla's popularity has gone from almost zero to double digits, so they have had to deal with a lot of sudden attention. Since Mozilla has become popular, people have been looking for more vulnerabilities.
Mikko Hypponen
#Popularity

We seem to have a botwar on our hands, ... There appears to be three different virus-writing gangs turning out new worms at an alarming rate ­ as if they would be competing who would build the biggest network of infected machines.
Mikko Hypponen
#Virus