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Art of Computer Virus Research and Defense, The by Peter Szor

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Chapter 16. Conclusion

“ I do not like to collect my own paintings. I know what is missing from each of them!”

—Endre Szasz

Our journey in computer virus research is coming to an end. Unfortunately, a number of topics could not be discussed in detail because of space limitations. Writing this book was a major task, and the process was exhausting. During 2004, computer worm attacks increased dramatically, pressuring Symantec Security Response and computer virus researchers around the world. At the same time, I have spent all my weekends during the last 12 months working on this book, and it was my fascination with the topic that kept me going. Indeed, there are no vacations in security, but I definitely need one!

When I finished the first 10 ...

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