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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    Rikko, 7 Dec 2005 @ 8:23am

    Re: I Hate Stupid People!

    Luckily everyone on the contact lists who would send me a file are articulate enough not to start a sentence with "lol"

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