AntiVirus Oddity

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Tabula Rasa, Oct 16, 2002.

  1. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    I just had a wierd experience of fear and laughter, that i thought i should share with you.

    When a certain person tryed to hack into a well knows media company (as a security consultant , not a malicious hacker), he already gained some access to the company's server and was trying to gain full access, so he uploaded a program needed to preform some operations in order to get full access. the only thing was , that when he tryed to run the program he got a "Bad command or file name" massage, which meant the file wasn't there. that person knew that he had already uploaded the program, so he searched for it, he found it in a C:\program files\SomeAntiVirus\Quarantine directory, which means the AntiVirus had identified the program as a virus and caught the file.


    most AntiVirus products work by matching byte streams of known viruses to the programs and files your computer uses, so that person opened the one file program using a hex editor (Kinda like notepad for binary code) and saw the ASCII representation of each byte of code, since the program was already compiled (a process that makes Programing language files executable (.exe) ) he couldn't change much without harming the program.


    then he noticed a plain text massage that displays every time you run the program, something like "Where do you want to go today" so he decided "what the heck, let's change that and see what happens" when he changed that line to "XXXX XX XXX XXXX XX XX XXXX" .


    when he uploaded the file again the AntiVirus software didn't reconize the file as a virus!!! , and it is a popular Antivirus software that you may be using, keep that happy thought ;)
     
  2. bruce_ers00

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    That's an obvious give away. I am sure there is only one program with that folder. :D
     
  3. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    Well I only used one, so i dont know which antyvirus software has this directory, and which dosent.
     
  4. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    umm benny can u put that in dumb a$$ talk plezz?:p
     
  5. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    hehe :D
    Well basically it means that antivirus software today is to loose.
    if you piss someone off he can infect your pc with a virus/trojan horse even if your running an antivirus, he doesn't have to be a programmer , just have common sense.

    the good thing is that 99% of the population on this world, doesn't have common sense :D
     
  6. Hey Benny, you really in Isreal?:)
     
  7. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    Yes , Why?
     
  8. funky dredd

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    Benny I have been to Israel. I loved it there. That is one of my favorite memories of when I was in the Navy. I got a tattoo when I was in Haifa plus the food there was awesome....:D
    I hope to go back one day!
     
  9. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    Thats really cool man, you where in the navy in Haifa? its more or less where i live.
    good to hear people still come to Israel from abroad.
     
  10. funky dredd

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    I was on the USS America, I came there in 1991. I had a great time. The thing that got me was the army or police would walk around with guns. I think that was the only thing I didn't like but like I said I had a great time and will go back someday.
     
  11. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    Yep we are probably the only country in the world when you can walk into a bank with a m16 sub machine gun (If your a soldier).
    but than again we are the only country in which you have to get frisked every-time you enter a mall.

    Got i love this country :D
     
  12. Hi Benny,

    I was wondering because I got a good luck charm from someone I met, he brought from Israel.

    Its a rectangular piece of SOLID PURE Silver with the Star Of David inscribed into it.

    I cant remember what he called it. He moved back to Israel 2 years ago?

    Whats it called?



    :rolleyes:
     
  13. funky dredd

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    Good thing I didn't go to a mall! :eek:
     
  14. Me got some spice right here....:eek:

    Heres your ginger and nutmeg, the universe is MINE>>

    Now hand it over,.....and OH, can I can a jamboree to go please..;)
     
  15. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    Well the Star of David in hebrew is called "Magen David (ma-gen da-vid), maybe thats it?
    but it can be called many other things, if you have a picture of it, post it , that might help (might not).
     
  16. Thanks Benny. I will..



    P.S,

    I dont know if this is the place to say this or not,
    but I pray for Israel everyday.
    Sometimes for a moment, other times for a long time..But everyday..


    My prayers are with you and Israel;) :)
     
  17. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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  18. funky dredd

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    Do you not like my sig? :mad: