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The LoLife Jizzbags are getting tricky... and like real "GENIUSES" are still fighting with other "GENIUSES" ... dumbasses. :boid

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The latest mass-mailing worm, Atak, hides by going to sleep when it suspects that antivirus software is trying to detect it.
Atak was first discovered Monday. Although antivirus companies do not expect it to cause much damage, they say it will be a nuisance because it can generate a large amount of spam.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for antivirus company Sophos, said authors of malicious software generally try to make the job of antivirus researchers as difficult as possible by adding confusing code and using evasion techniques.




"Atak tries to tell when someone is stepping through the code to analyze whether it is a virus or not. Often, a virus will contain lots of code that is designed to make it more complicated for (antivirus) companies to write the detections," Cluley said.

Mikko Hypponen, director of antivirus research at Finnish company F-Secure, said that although it is common practice for virus writers to protect their malware, this worm is exceptional.

"It is standard for worms to have layers of encryption--or armoring--to keep out snoopers, but this goes way beyond that. It tries actively to detect if it is being analyzed by antivirus research tools. If it thinks it is being analyzed, it stops running and shuts down," Hypponen said.

Atak is not thought to be a serious threat. But because of recent detection and in-built protection, the worm's full functionality has not yet been fully analyzed. However, it is known that the worm contains text that seems to threaten other well-known worms and viruses, such as MyDoom, Bagle and Netsky.

Hypponen said there is a possibility that Atak will try to seek out and destroy "rival" worms.

"We haven't been able to figure out if Atak tries to disable some of these viruses," he said. "The message implies it does contain some code that attacks other viruses."
^^^ Jackasses.... pfft :boid
 

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Wow... that's a pretty smart Bug!!! Well I guess if it does attack other worms it's kinda good If you can live with that one worm it will kill the other ones for you!!
 

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fierospeeder said:
aslong as you dont connect to the internet, your computer will be safe.


...hmmm, I'd have to get a job or sumtin then.... ewwww! work is a 4 letter word!!! :alky :alky
 

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LOLz that'd be a goodie but it won't happen since thats where alot of the coders checks come from.... Advertising pays all the creepys... they get more email addys from sneaky code... and use more sneaky code to spam the hell out of all of us.. it's a vicious circle jerk thing :(
 

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i believe the spammers are just using simple email search engines.

virus coders do more hardcore stuff then that. Same goes with the people who try to steal your account of ebay.
 

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I read a report on the virus gangs at Znet I think it was saying that its getting harder for the spammers to get addys so there buying them from some of the some of the gangs who in turn have decided its a good way to make $$ so the spam continues... This was about a month or so back.. dam spammers n virus doods :(
 
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