Comments on: The Retro-Virus http://www.welivesecurity.com/2009/08/19/the-retro-virus/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: Randy Abrams http://www.welivesecurity.com/2009/08/19/the-retro-virus/#comment-1861 Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:21:52 +0000 http://www.eset.com/threat-center/blog/?p=1514#comment-1861 Retro here means “old school”. This is a kick back to an old style of virus that had no payload and was intended to prove a concept.

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By: quding http://www.welivesecurity.com/2009/08/19/the-retro-virus/#comment-1860 Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:12:43 +0000 http://www.eset.com/threat-center/blog/?p=1514#comment-1860 Retro-Virus,what does “retro” mean here?

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By: Randy Abrams http://www.welivesecurity.com/2009/08/19/the-retro-virus/#comment-1859 Wed, 19 Aug 2009 20:11:14 +0000 http://www.eset.com/threat-center/blog/?p=1514#comment-1859 It is quite possible. Sometimes a virus doesn’t spread quickly, but then takes off. There may have been very few samples for a long time.

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By: IBK http://www.welivesecurity.com/2009/08/19/the-retro-virus/#comment-1858 Wed, 19 Aug 2009 19:55:27 +0000 http://www.eset.com/threat-center/blog/?p=1514#comment-1858 McAfee thinks the virus may have been around since already one year. -> “The W32/Induc virus has been in the wild for at least a year.” (source: http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/index.php/2009/08/19/induc-virus-abuses-delphi-compiler/ )

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