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By SecureWorld News Team
Fri | Jul 5, 2019 | 9:57 AM PDT

If you're interested in malware and modern art, an exhibition in the Netherlands might be perfect for you.

And if you're not interested in traveling, we've got you covered.

We think their informational site is interesting enough on its own.

The beauty behind a virus?

Assuming the link didn't scare you away, the exhibition "Malware: Symptoms of a Viral Infection" is open from July 5 to November 10. ransomware-as-art

Not sure what makes malware so artistic? The exhibit thinks it comes down to duality. 

Computer viruses steal, damage and threaten our most sensitive information, files and privacy. Nevertheless in a strange way, the virus also has an exciting, even 'beautiful', quality.

The paradox of the 'beauty' and complexity of these types of technology is one of the factors revealed: the smarter the design of how a virus is made, the more devastating its potential consequences.

"Malware" hopes to reveal the "design practice" behind viruses, something it considers a hidden art. stuxnet-as-art

Basvan de Poel and Marina Otero Verzier curated the exhibit for the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. 

The introduction for the exhibit describes the collection like a Star Wars film.

This journey into the dark side of computing illustrates the beauty and sophistication of some of these viruses, highlighting their unique method of destruction, impact and context.

Would you visit? Or was the haunting website thrilling enough?

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