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From: Bill Sommerfeld <wesommer@ATHENA.MIT.EDU>
Date: Sat 17:36:46 05/11/1988 EST
Subject: Re: Disassembled virus?
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Date: Sat, 5 Nov 88 15:33:46 EST From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Douglas Comer) The ONLY thing that will discourage copy-cats is severe punishment for the author. There may be the possibility of criminal suits; since the virus reportedly left the country, the author violated U. S. export regulations (the binary contained a copy of crypt(), which is a DES-derived encryption algorithm). I sure hope that some organizations file some civil suits against the guy. - Bill
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