Monthly Archives: October 2009

Interview with Peter Tippett, Inventor of Anti-Virus Programs (The Independent)

The world’s first computer doc has a security prescription: make data safer. How? Basically Peter Tippett’s advice boils down to common sense: Anything not known as malicious should be considered to be a threat (default denial). “This is how we’ve done security in the real world for ever,” Tippett is cited “Why people don’t want it on their computers is beyond me.”