[svlug] eWeek article on MS Outlook

dfox@belvdere.vip.best.com dfox at belvdere.vip.best.com
Fri May 19 20:57:11 PDT 2000


> The maybe-academic point is that there is no way to tell which
> programs do this and which don't.

I see your point now. Right, there's no empirical way to detect
viruses. All you can really do is to inspect binaries, looking for
a number of target strings of executable code (or data) that identify
a particular virus. McAfee VirusScan (and similar products) are simply
file(1) on steroids :). [1]

> Seth David Schoen <schoen at loyalty.org>  | And do not say, I will study when I
> Temp.  http://www.loyalty.org/~schoen/  | have leisure; for perhaps you will
> down:  http://www.loyalty.org/   (CAF)  | not have leisure.  -- Pirke Avot 2:5

[1] please don't sick the dmca people on me

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