01 Nov '12, 11am

All about "ware". Stuart Fuller blogs on staying #onestepahead of #cybercrime malware #technology #brandprotection

All about "ware". Stuart Fuller blogs on staying #onestepahead of #cybercrime malware #technology #brandprotection

Whenever there is a scandal these days, we are quick to add the word “gate” to it, in order to underline the seriousness of the affair. Its origins can be traced back to the Watergate scandal in 1974 which eventually led to the downfall of a U.S. president. Since then, we’ve seen Bloodgate, Nipplegate, Expensesgate and even the Simpsons dedicating an episode to Waitergate. That’s quite a legacy, and has even made it into the Oxford English dictionary and spawned the Italian deviation, “…opoli”. But in the Internet world we have our own version of the “gate”. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you something to “ware”. An immaterial asset or benefit such as a service or personal accomplishment regarded as an article of commerce is the actual definition. But in our world, it is becoming more widely used to refer to something bad. Most of us are familiar with malware, short for mali...

Full article: http://www.netnames.com/blog/2012/11/wares-theres-a-will/

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