True enough, probably. On the other hand, I know plenty of users whose computer systems have simply been shut down by all the junk that spammers and zombie systems have loaded on their machines. At some point, someone is going to pull a Howard Beale from "Network" and scream, "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
That's exactly the target audience, says Maribel Lopez, a security analyst at Forrester, although she put it in more analyst-like language: "Blue Security is looking for passionate users, users who are tired of all the spam and are riled up enough to do something about it," she says.
The big question, Lopez says, is whether Blue Security's plan is ethical and legal. "I think those questions are still unanswered," she adds.
If it's not ethical and legal, then I guess I have to call George and Charlie and apologize. The only problem is, I don't want them to have my phone number.