Yes, yes, yes … I know that this is an old chestnut and that there are plenty of posts, including determinations by ‘Snopes‘, that antivirus companies are SO ETHICAL (and atypical) that they would never even dream of doing anything so underhand.
But, I am an out-and-out cynic and I have been involved with computers for 48-years.
Yes, I could be wrong — totally wrong.
This, however, is something that has crossed my mind.
It would be so easy to do — surreptitiously. All ‘you’ would have to do is find a few hackers, on the ‘Dark Web’, on the quiet.
Let’s hope I am WRONG.
But, I have long maintained that security software that we install on our PCs represents the BIGGEST malware we have on our PCs! We give them carte blanche to see everything we do, communicate with impunity with a ‘mothership’ and install updates willy nilly!
Just something to think about. Being a cynic does have advantages.
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