Chat Up Your Virus

from the yo,-how-you-doing? dept

There's been a lot of talk recently about new worm malware that's been using instant messaging programs to transport itself. However, the latest variation is even a bit sneakier. It will chat with the user it's infecting to try to convince them that the file they just sent isn't a virus ("lol no its not its a virus" is apparently one of the things it's programmed to say). Maybe those folks who have a patent on chat bots can go after the virus writers.

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  1. identicon
    K, 12 Dec 2005 @ 7:24am

    Re: I Hate Stupid People!

    This is directed toward the Anarchy Creator. If you are such an anarchist, as myself, then why is it that you support the fact that people are trying to infect you with a virus on YOUR computer using your friends' names. The funny thing is that in anarchy, you look out for yourself, and you are completely opposing that idea. You are supporting those who wish your demise. You call yourself an anarchy "creator". That is total bullshit. You haven't created anything but a controversial topic on the internet between people who don't even know each other, so don't give me that crap. A real anarchist wouldn't even have bothered with supporting other people's actions, he would have had the initiative to stop it, which is exactly what I am doing. I have created a countervirus for my computer. If you want it, create it yourself, you fucking dweeb.

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