A new course this fall at the University of Calgary will teach students how to write viruses and worms, along with the legal, ethical, and security issues related to creating malicious code. Developing more secure software requires this firsthand understanding, professor John Aycock said in a statement. But two groups representing IT security pros condemn it. Says Russ Cooper of the security firm TruSecure Corp. and moderator of security mailing list NTBugtraq, "We already have more than 60,000 viruses to dissect and study."
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