Kawaii Security – Over 30 Computer Virus Personified In Japanese Security Book

It is understandable to make your favorite web services drawn as characters, but how about internet viruses?

A Japanese publisher Sansai Books started selling a security book “Kawaii Security”, which enlightens you computer virus history since 1980’s, with over 30 infamous viruses anthropomorphized in cute anime-style characters. Which virus being personified in the book has not been disclosed yet, but I guess good-old pre-Windows Morris Worm, Code Red and Nimda should be in them, Japanese virus Yamada and Kintama as well.We got more info from the book author.

For example, MS-Word macro based Mellisa virus since 1999 is personified like this,

The character doing poll-dance seems from the truth that the virus creator (a male American who was arrested) named this virus after a strip dancer he knew.

Some other virus girls icons, Pakistan Brain, Christmas, Klez, Netsky, Code Red, Nimda, Blaster, Sasser, Gambler, etc.

Four anti-security applications are also personified under the authorization of the software vendors. Here is McAfee girl,

And F-Secure from Finland,

It has 5 stories of original security comics,

and CD-ROM of anti-virus trial software Panda Internet Security 2011, too.

The book will be available on Amazon Japan and bookstores in Japan on March 14th.

カワイイセキュリティ
Kawaii Security

via Akiba Keizai Shimbun

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4 thoughts on “Kawaii Security – Over 30 Computer Virus Personified In Japanese Security Book”

  1. Nice. I SERIOUSLY HOPE this book gets an English translation. Would be good for fans of anime/manga and computers… like ME ! XD

  2. Nice. I SERIOUSLY HOPE this book gets an English translation. Would be good for fans of anime/manga and computers… like ME ! XD

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