Graham Cluley at Sophos tells us that Iran has people working on an anti-virus program, quite possibly in reaction to the Stuxnet virus that struck their own computers a couple of years ago.
Cluley asks some pertinent questions, such as how they intend to test it. And this:
But the real question that springs to my mind is this - would you buy an anti-virus program officially written by your own country? How about a foreign country?
No. But the Iranian citizens probably won't have a choice. And the citizens are under such strict rules about what they can do on the internet anyway that they will probably be in the market for an anti-anti-virus.
But you know who would be in the market for it? Osama bin Laden. Damn the odds. The one person who would want it is gone.
Speaking of bin Laden's computer, it would be interesting to know whether there were any viruses in it. If so, hopefully they didn't infect the American computers that are now sharing the files. On the other hand, maybe that's why his files weren't encrypted. Pretty devious, but probably not likely given how a home invasion caught him totally off guard.