[LINK] Ponderings on the effects of computer viruses
Thu, 03 Oct 2002 10:28:55 +1000
Howard Lowndes wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Oct 2002, Chirgwin, Richard wrote:
> > An interesting thing about the Bugbear virus (having seen it four times in a
> > couple of days) is that I've NO idea who the message came from, or how I
> > ended up in their address book!
> I think that is because it does a Klez. The common thread is that the
> apparent From: and you, are both in a common, unknown, address book
> somewhere. It does help to keep the virus alive because the infected
> machines probably don't know they are infected, at least in the early
Here is something to ponder: <http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/tanatos.shtml>
Quite a sophisticated virus, and only 50KB of machine code to do it!
Perhaps software designers and coders can take a lesson from virii and reduce
the bloatware ;)
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
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