Thursday, December 18, 2008

Memetic Virus

My mailbox has a steady stream of messages about "7 Facts About Me", which seems to be a some kind of a espionage-oriented memetic virus. My wetware has all of the appropriate safeguards, but not everyone is as prepared. Many of my fellow capsuleers seem to be infected, revealing information that could be worth a small fortune for blackmailers, kidnappers and other unsavory types. That is, if the information revealed was not obviously fabricated. Whoever let it loose will spend weeks filtering the information after the virus has run through it's course through all of New Eden.

Because the wars are still ongoing, I had time to do some research. Apparently, the infection started from someone called "CrazyKinux ", which is an appropriate nickname in this case. The developer of the virus remains unknown, though.

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