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ARCHIVE: 'Phage List' - Archives (1988 - 1989)
DOCUMENT: phage #192 [Re: Disassembled virus?] (1 message, 759 bytes)
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From: David Herron E-Mail Hack <>
To: phage
Date: Wed 08:18:49 09/11/1988 EST
Subject: Re: Disassembled virus?
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Yet I have two professors here who are operating systems types
and really want to look at the code of this thing.  (Drs. Kubota
and Finkel, you guys are more likely to recognize Finkel's name).

I too would like to look through the *code* ... as someone said
either here or in news.{,sys}admin said, the only way to make
certain that there was no harm done by the virus/worm thing
is to study the code for yourself.  And while we might trust
the guys at MIT&Berkeley&Purdue&UMD who dissassembled the thing,
our superiors might not have that same trust.

And I promise on my honor as a hacker that I won't let the source loose.

There, does that qualify as a reason for a controlled release of
the stuff?
<-- David Herron; an MMDF guy                              <>
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