Hello Kitty, Goodbye Viruses?

Graham Cluley

I thought I had seen it all.

I’ve been working professionally in the anti-virus business since January 1992, and in that time I’ve seen anti-virus companies quote the Moomins in their press releases, produce a rap song video and even convince young women to dress up as Melissa, ILOVEYOU and Anna Kournikova.

So it takes quite a lot to make me do a double-take. With that in mind, ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to.. drum roll.. Hello Kitty Antivirus and Firewall Software.

Now, I’m not really sure what Hello Kitty actually is, as it hasn’t really…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.

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