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ARCHIVE: 'Phage List' - Archives (1988 - 1989)
DOCUMENT: phage #175 [Re: Disassembled virus?] (1 message, 562 bytes)
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From: garlick%ucsco.UCSC.EDU@ucscc.UCSC.EDU (Tim Garlick -- UCSC Computer Center)
To: phage
Date: Tue 18:21:34 08/11/1988 EST
Subject: Re: Disassembled virus?
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># I want to post a copy of the virus in comp.sources.unix
>If worms are outlawed, only outlaws will have worms.  If we don't post it,
>the world will be less prepared against the people who _do_ have it or who
>can decompile and/or reimplement it.
>I say post it.  Original sources from the author would be best, but decompiled
>pseudo-source would be the next best thing.

I agree: the more knowledge I have concerning how these things are done,
the better prepared I will be to prevent them in the future.  The kind
of people who can figure out how to do this are going to do it anyway.

		-Tim Garlick.