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From: nick at (Nick FitzGerald)
Subject: Backdoor not recognized by Kaspersky

Cael Abal <> wrote:

<<snip "easy tricks to bypass 'password in message body' scanning">>
> ...  I can easily see 
> this becoming an arms-race, and one the anti-virus folks have no chance 
> of winning.

What do you mean "becoming"??

Known virus scanning is, by definition, an arms race which the 
"antivirus" product has, almost by definition, "no chance of winning".

The really odd thing is that many folk (especially the large corporates 
whose admins should know _WAY_ better) bought into it and have kept 

Nick FitzGerald
Computer Virus Consulting Ltd.
Ph/FAX: +64 3 3529854

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