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How to make yourself unwelcome in the malware community

Published: 2008-06-03 08:06:50

Take a tool that takes a PDF file, uses a well-published security hole to insert malware payload into it. Now, take someone who have just found this tool and wants to test it out. To do so, he uses it to insert itself as the payload, and pushes it to an online virus-scanner to see if it gets recognized. Nice way to give the anti-virus writers access to the tool. I guess whoever did this will not be very welcome in the malware community any longer.

Autodarwinism in the malware community…

Tags: security malware pdf trojan horse


My opinion is this was the fastest way to show that the program does work fine.

Anyway, nice find.

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