Q: How can you shut down the people who make malware?

A: How do you stop criminals?

Generally speaking, you can’t. Oh, sure, you can pass laws, catch the criminals, put them in jail, let them out, and some continue to lead a life of crime, while new criminals are made every day.

Those who make malware are criminals. They are hunted down as such, and on occasion are caught, prosecuted, and jailed for a time.

But as with all crime, that is only part of the solution. Each of us must be proactive in our cybersecurity and privacy. And like the old joke: How fast do you have to run to escape a charging bear? Just a little faster than you! Make your systems difficult enough so that malware and cybercriminals give up on you, and move on to the next victim.