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ARCHIVE: 'Phage List' - Archives (1988 - 1989)
DOCUMENT: phage #172 [virus vs. worm] (1 message, 361 bytes)
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From: John T Kohl <jtkohl@ATHENA.MIT.EDU>
To: phage
Date: Tue 17:03:08 08/11/1988 EST
Subject: virus vs. worm
References: [Thread Prev: 147] [Thread Next: 174] [Message Prev: 169] [Message Next: 173]

Well, in at least one way, this *was* a virus.

The attack on fingerd required a "working host" which it infiltrated and
subverted to its own purpose.

Definitely viral, as the code fragments it implanted wouldn't work
without the host fingerd.

John

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