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Unintentionally coined terms

admin Wednesday December 14, 2016

This week our network was hit by the Osiris ransomware. Ransomware is a huge waste of time, but perhaps not as much as the term I unintentionally coined today: randomware.

I still have to reflect on whether randomware can include hardware and settle on a precise definition. Typos in source code are usually a source of bugs and a perceived higher randomness. Rarely do typos provide such an opportunity. I cannot believe that an anti-randomware activist became the person who would coin the term "randomware" coincidentally. I take this apparent chance very seriously and will carefully craft the best definition possible before making it official; no coin-flipping involved in this historical task.