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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by antiChrist, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. antiChrist

    antiChrist IncGamers Member

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    MyDoom

    Is it just me, or is the creator of MyDoom a genius?

    If you haven't heard, he has created a new virus to attack every computer that was already infected with the original MyDoom virus. Once the virus spread onto your computer, it then proceeded to copy its entire source code onto your hardrive.

    You maybe saying something like "Whats the point of that", or "Thats stupid". The reason he did this was a genius way of not getting caught. Now, there are thousands of computers out there that have the same source code of their hardrive as he does. So no one can tell if he wrote the virus, or if the other thousand people did, and he can just say that he got attacked by the virus.

    He might be the only hacker to get away with a worldwide virus, but I think he deserves it.
     
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    ouf.. sounds genius.. but you know to much about it.. i blame you! you made the virus! HAXORZ!

    but yea.. makes you wonder why no one else has thought about it sooner.. doesn't it?

    -Lost
     
  3. antiChrist

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    It...wasn't...me. What...are..you..talking...about?? :yep:
     
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    And he's coming here to brag about it..

    :wave:

    :p
     
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    Wow... Thats amazing. I've heard of the virus, but what does exactly does it do?
     
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    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/[email protected]

     
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    Classification of MyDoom

    Is MyDoom more of a worm (a self-replicating program that sucks up hard drive space but otherwise does little damage) or a virus (malicious code that can be used to really <bleep> up your computer)? It's easier to create an untraceable worm than it is an untraceable virus...just an observation.
     
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    I actually have been affected by it twice. Lousy virus writers. If they catch the culprit they should shoot his hands, so he can never type even again.
     
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    To paraphrase Oscar Wilde:

    To be infected once may be regarded as misfortune, twice looks like carelessness.
     
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    Ha that is probably true, but I honestly don't know how I got infected the second time, according to the articles, it comes in as a attachment in your email. I deleted and scaned my computer after the 1st infection and I do not recall having another email with an attachment to it. Unless it that that pr0n....
     
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    Well, the guy is smart up to a point. Obviously you need some intelligence to write a virus like this, but i think a real genious would do something productive. Such as conquering Europe, or helping people.
     
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    Like it'd take much intelligence to conquer Europe..
     
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    Many have tried but no-one's managed it yet.
     
  15. antiChrist

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    O, So now were getting technical.


    The closest thing yet was that strain of Mad Cow Disease.
     
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    !

    I was talking about conquering Europe. :)

    Ceasar, Charlemagne, Ghengis Khan, Napoleon, Hitler et al. They all failed.
     
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    or wiping out my debt from my student loans.
     
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    Hitler could have done it, but Japan was stupid to attack the US. Which made us enter, which made hitler fail.......
     
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    I don't think we (the US) would have let that happened... but I don't know how people thought back then... guess I'll have to ask Granny :)
     
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    Ghenghis could have done it too, but he died of old age and during a hunting accident. And his 2 sons fought each other instead of conquering Europe.
     

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