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From: Meritt James (meritt_jamesbah.com)
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 12:04:05 CDT
I am only aware of two non-OS specific infections. One operates at the
hardware level and really cares very little, if at all, for what OS is
on it (that one is sorta new. I was suprised) and the other infected
both Unix and VM systems somewhat like you described.
I would appreciate hearing of others!
Jason Lewis wrote:
> How about this instead? A worm that is not only windows, but also unix
> based. It carries payload for each OS. It works similar to CodeRed and
> replicates itself. It also installs a zombie client and creates backdoors.
> Imagine a worm that wraps all the viruses in the 16 months into one. What
> if it actively searched out victims while also using Outlook to propagate
-- James W. Meritt, CISSP, CISA Booz, Allen & Hamilton phone: (410) 684-6566