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#1 Kenny

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Posted 24 May 2003 - 01:16 AM

a comprehensive database search...first stop for research , helping identify possible infections

http://securityrespo...er/vinfodb.html


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Posted 11 January 2004 - 11:17 AM

My apologies ComSec if this isn't the appropriate location for this link but I think the members may want to review this book as well

Malware-Fighting Malicious Code
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#3 u533m3n0t

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Posted 23 January 2004 - 07:50 PM

Does anyone know a good link to use to find free literature on how to research, disect and understand the anatomy of trojans, worms, and viri? (And is viri the plural form for virus?)LOL I'm looking for a stepping stone to start with. Any veterans out there...help a rookie out :) I would've posted this in the beginners area, but wanted to get input from you pros
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Posted 23 January 2004 - 10:15 PM

Does anyone know a good link to use to find free literature on how to research, disect and understand the anatomy of trojans, worms, and viri? (And is viri the plural form for virus?)LOL I'm looking for a stepping stone to start with. Any veterans out there...help a rookie out  :)  I would've posted this in the beginners area, but wanted to get input from you pros

Hi, yep the virii is plural for all the viruses. Gosh, I remember when there were just 300 of these things out. And F-Pro was free. F-Pro at the time was the BEST! Well I think it still is for DOS. A few links that may be of information to you:

Trojan Horses:
Technically, Trojan horses are not viruses because they do not self-replicate (make copies of themselves). But, like a virus, a Trojan horse is a program that performs some unexpected or unauthorized, usually malicious, actions such as displaying messages, erasing files or formatting a disk. (Wiederin, Hoefelmeyer and Phillips). To get rid of a Trojan Horse simply delete the program from the computer.
< I just love how they say simply delete the trojan from the PC.>

http://computer.hows...s.com/virus.htm

http://www.bris.ac.u...us/how_work.htm

http://www.slais.ubc...uk/How_Work.htm

I still don't really understand in depth how these all work. I know have wanted to throw the PC out the window ever since windoze has come out. Still have plain ole emulator of a windoze on my PC that is for DOS. Have had it way before widoze has ever come out, and I wish it never had. Saw the first demo of windoze at the college BBS group. I wasn't impressed. Miss the days of ASCII, DOS, BBS's.
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Posted 01 March 2004 - 04:26 PM

Does anyone know a good link to use to find free literature on how to research, disect and understand the anatomy of trojans, worms, and viri?


Heres some links may help you out.

Virus Glossary - From F-Secure

Sophos White Papers

Year of The Worm
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#6 u533m3n0t

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 08:55 AM

Thanks so much for the links. My studies begin :D
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Posted 25 March 2004 - 08:03 PM

I still don't really understand in depth how these all work. I know have wanted to throw the PC out the window ever since windoze has come out. Still have plain ole emulator of a windoze on my PC that is for DOS. Have had it way before widoze has ever come out, and I wish it never had. Saw the first demo of windoze at the college BBS group. I wasn't impressed. Miss the days of ASCII, DOS, BBS's.
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I have to say i agree with you i remember the days of the bbs and dos.....and ascii... OMG ascii art ruled i helped run a bbs called Roast Duck anyhoo i miss those days and i hated windows back in the begining and still do however it seems to be the way of the world now... i hope to move into linix soon myself although i know that windows will continue to be the primary os that i have to use since i love my games...

#8 Logan

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 08:26 AM

thanks for the link comsec, going in my favorites...

basically, all viruses are, are just programs from programmers turned against society for whatever reason.... and in my mind, they're just losers (the programmers, not the virus lol)


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Posted 26 March 2004 - 02:44 PM

That's your opninion about us, but I haven't turned against society, some of us do but most of us are just normal ppl like anybody else.

Read these articles:

A glimpse inside the virus writer
The Virus Underground

#10 u533m3n0t

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 06:06 AM

Xevion,
Good articles guy. I especially liked the second one. Gives not only the midset of the writers, but also mentions a lot of well known virii, and how they came to be, how they were released into the wild, and what they did to the people who received them. Also provides a warning to the reader that even with, what you think to be, all safeguards in place, how simple it is for a virus/trojan to get loose, and how easy it is to take the fall for it's release even if it happened indirectly. If you folks out there have not read it yet, the Virus Underground article Xevion provided is a good read. Thanks again. :D
Very Best Regards,
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Posted 02 October 2004 - 08:36 PM

Vey Nice and Informational Articles, currently reading :D

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 09:36 AM

Thanks so much for the links. My studies begin

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 04:26 PM

Another GREAT place in my oppinion is http://vx.netlux.org/

I have personally just completely downloaded the entire site! It's about 500MB when compressed, but is FULL of info and WELL worth it!

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 07:34 PM

Hey guys,

The last site is really great. The info is quite something I need for my reasearch but I would really like to know how to dissect a virus. Thank you.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 05:59 PM

@Logan:
I don't think all the virus-makers are purely want to speard fear all over the world .I think in now , they make virii/trojans just wanting to gain money. Most of the modern virii force your computer go into an unwanted website(ads' sites) time and time again , and modern trojans often steal your passwords of your now-playing online games and send them to the auther ,so the auther can sell them.

I hate this very much.
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