Friday, March 04, 2005

 

Spyware Now Written by Idiots?

Most people think virus and spyware writers are technically very adept. A lot of in-depth systems knowledge is required to discover holes in systems and write exploits for them, and to write code which can hide itself effectively and be difficult to remove.

I was surprised, therefore to read this report. It seems that some genius has written a spyware program which requires the .NET runtime -- all 65MB of it. This is silently downloaded in the background, with severe results if you're on a narrowband or capped DSL connection!

This reminds me of a joke I read years ago about a virus which required VBRUN300.DLL
Comments:
some very interesting points of view - thanks for a good read!
 
Now THAT is funny
 
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