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Re: HAZ-MAT virus
First, the HAZ-MAT is a polymorphic virus. It is not run by any data file
(GIF, JPG or otherwise).
Second. I had a private message sentto me from someone who suffered at
the hands of this virus and described the effects. From the description
it indicates the use of a possible boot or hidden sector residency with
low level ATA-3 command capability to zap IDE drives. This is nothing
new, or magical.
Third. The HAZ-MAT virus has been documented to have been transported via
a rogue copy of EudoraPro in zip format, plus one other EXE (non-image
This is not spam, just facts...
On Sun, 1 Sep 1996, kickboxer wrote:
> I do not know how it is run by the JPG and GIF files, but I do know that the
> code somehow loads into the image viewer itself..I am not sure how it works,
> just that it is very destructive.. I had it destroy my 486 (using Lview Pro)
> Oh, well, ENOUGH already. if you have something to say that is related to
> "image files cant execute a virus" please do not. there are too many spams
> with those ideas out now