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added both answers to the new post meta.security.stackexchange.com/q/1018/485 –  Rory Alsop Oct 3 '12 at 20:28
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closed as too localized by Rory Alsop Oct 3 '12 at 20:28

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I propose:

Why would a virus write bother to check to see if a machine is infected before infecting it?

It has got quite a bit of attention. Perhaps a blog post can be written that outlines what are common or popular virus traits.

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I propose the following question

What are the career paths in the (illegal) computer security field?

As the question widely covers the career paths

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