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Defense against the Dark Arts
January/February 2012 (vol. 16 no. 1)
pp. 96, 95

Programmers must understand the mechanisms of malware attacks if they're to defend against them. Some believe programmers should also be taught and even practice both attacks and defense under controlled conditions. The notion of practicing attacks and writing malware is controversial. Further development of forensic tools and learning to use them will complement a curriculum designed to prepare programmers for a hostile environment, especially in public networks such as the Internet.

Index Terms:
viruses, worms, Trojan horses, malware detection and defenses
Citation:
Vinton G. Cerf, "Defense against the Dark Arts," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 96, 95, Jan.-Feb. 2012, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.5
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