From: 4Q on 28 Dec 2007 16:39
kurt wismer wrote:
> Ray K wrote:
> > I want to d/l a couple just to see how well my AV program is in
> > detecting them. I'm not saying which program I'm using because I'm not
> > looking for comments on how good or bad it is.
> please don't troll for malware here...
It didn't sound like he was trolling.
He was making a request for a couple
of programs to test his AV program.
>it encourages the uncontrolled
> distribution of malware and that enables people to spread it maliciously...
The files will be spread maliciously
totally independantly of this group.
This group should be in a postion to
help people to gain knowledge in the
'so called' expertese of the group.
alt.comp. "virus". It's far more
appropriate someone asks in a place
like this rather an alt.party.animal
> if you must test your scanner to make sure it's operating properly, use
> the eicar standard anti-malware test file...
Yeah that's right keep a tight rein on
who and who should not progress beyond
AV 101 school, after all you are the
ACV gatekeeper aren't you?
From: Virus Guy on 28 Dec 2007 19:23
kurt wismer wrote:
> there is insufficient data to determine if the person can be
> trusted to not do something accidental or malicious with the
> malware once s/he's got it...
Anyone that can be given a random piece of malware and put it to some
sort of coherent (and malicious) use is someone who has enough
knowledge that they wouldn't be asking for malware examples in the
From: kurt wismer on 29 Dec 2007 00:41
Virus Guy wrote:
> kurt wismer wrote:
>> there is insufficient data to determine if the person can be
>> trusted to not do something accidental or malicious with the
>> malware once s/he's got it...
> Anyone that can be given a random piece of malware and put it to some
> sort of coherent (and malicious) use is someone who has enough
> knowledge that they wouldn't be asking for malware examples in the
> first place.
please, i know you've been here long enough to see people with malicious
intent ask for malware... it's not often that they're bold/stupid enough
to admit their true malicious intentions, but it does happen...
but to play to your argument, i suppose you think all malicious people
use search engines instead of asking directly... what might a search
engine turn up? why how about usenet posts with links to malware samples...
plus, malicious activity is only half of what i was warning about...
"it's not the right time to be sober
now the idiots have taken over
spreading like a social cancer,
is there an answer?"