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    Exclamation Most dangerous virus ever?

    what do y'all think/know about this....


    http://www.vnunet.com/News/1129775

    "Zombie comes back from the dead
    By James Middleton [06-03-2002]
    The most complex and dangerous virus ever written?
    Users on the Focus Virus mailing list yesterday raised suspicions that a one year-old virus may now be posing a new and very real threat.
    ZombieMist, or Zmist, which was created by Russian virus writer Zombie, one of the underground's prominent virus authors, is described by experts as "one of the most complex binary viruses ever written".

    Reports of infection are only just coming in. "


    some background...

    http://z0mbie.host.sk/sxor.html
    http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/100/259499
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    Fascinating. I didn't see any part, on what level destruction it does if any at all. What if it did mass scale destruction?
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    Then it would be one KILLER virus..

    Some of the stuff used in that virus is realy fascinating..
    From a c/c++ programmers point of view.
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    I think it will be interesting to see what comes of this one. I would like to find more info on the topic if posible.
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    Really interesting and really scary virus...
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    Nice virus. Inserts itself into running code?? Very nice. Absolutely diabolical.

    I also liked the broken link on VnuNet to a geocities website. Nice touch guys.
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    I also liked the broken link on VnuNet to a geocities website. Nice touch guys.
    hehe...i liked that too...but in fairness...he prob just exceeded his geocites allotment after being posted on vnunet...i know i wanted to read what was behind the link....
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    the link works...sorta...just go to:
    http://www.geocities.com/szorp
    and click the link that says "Zmist Opportunities"
    geoshite doesnt like having files linked to from other sites, so it doesnt let you look at them.
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    Man, that is scary stuff! Companies making VirusScanners will have to lift their game if more of these types of virus' begin to pop-up.

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