What is the Malware Factor?
The term "Malware Factor" is a term for the cumulative impact of computer code abuse, which typically takes the form of malicious code or malware. I coined this term because I needed—and think the world needs—a convenient means of referencing this phenomenon. The thinking behind the malware factor goes like this:
- the misuse and abuse of information and communications technology (ICT) threatens to undermine all present and future human endeavor, from raising children to reining in pandemics; and,
- it is helpful to refer to this as “the malware factor” because it is enabled by, and embodied in, malicious software, or malware, and embedded in the infrastructure of our postdigital world.
- The Malware Factor: The biggest problem our postdigital world has refused to face, so far
- The Covid Effect means we can no longer ignore the Malware Factor
- Not even 10% of us trust tech firms to protect our personal information
- What's next if only 9% of us trust tech firms to protect our personal information?