Battling the Botnets

It's a tale of "shadowy white-hatted hackers, more shadowy black-hatted hackers and the possibility that the pricey electronic equipment lurking in our homes may not have our best interests at heart".

AL Kennedy reflects on the current spate of high-profile viruses that are threatening our computers ...invasive software that may be sending our bank details to criminals every time we connect to the internet.

She says as more sophisticated computers become part of more appliances, the potential for virus infection increases. So is it time, she asks, for us to rethink our devotion to these machines?

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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Sun 29 Jun 2014 08:48

A Point of View: Are humans too devoted to their own machines?

A Point of View: Are humans too devoted to their own machines?

Just how frightened should people be about the dangers which lurk online, asks writer and performer AL Kennedy.

 

Read AL Kennedy's article on the BBC News website

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PresenterAL Kennedy
ProducerAdele Armstrong

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