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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    Anarchy_Creator, 7 Dec 2005 @ 2:49am

    I Hate Stupid People!

    Tim: Hello
    Tom: Hi... uhh do i know you?
    Tim: Here check this out
    user Tim is trying to send you a file named Jessica_Alba_Nude.jpg.vbs would you like to accept?
    Yes/No
    Tom: What is this?
    Tim: Lol it's not a virus
    Tom: Oh well I'll take the word of someone I don't know sending me a nude photo of a big named actress who doesn't do nude roles.

    Narrator: Some people would pity poor Tom for trusting someone on the internet. Well I sure as hell don't. If you're stupid enough to open files from people you don't know over the internet then you deserve to have your identity stoled, your comxorz haxed, your first born child sold into slavery, your daughter impregnated by aliens, your wife to grow a penis bigger then yours, and your monitor to constantly project geigh manpr0n.
    Some free advice; don't be stupid like Tom.

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